Would you be happy with 90 percent less room? Oh, and virtually no furniture or much else? Because, within these confines, there is none of the vast array of other species, undersea geological features, or large numbers of others of their kind with whom to interact (although they may get a rubber ball to play with).
Although, outside of Ontario, the Vancouver Aquarium weighed in, saying, "We applaud Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums for taking the progressive step in reviewing science-based evidence on the care and welfare of cetaceans in human care," according to Dr. John Nightingale, president and CEO. "We know accredited aquariums and public stakeholders are interested in the clear science - not just the opinions we hear today - and an independent study of the safety, standards, and care of whales and dolphins will establish a model of best practices grounded in scientific data."
So, is he saying that the research on wild cetaceans is not "clear science," and that these animals really only swim a body length or two their whole lives? He lives on the coast and has seen wild cetaceans. Did he not observe how far they swim, how deep they dive, how many coexist, or how richly diverse their lives are in the wild?