Plane Transports 1,261 Live Fish and 7 Sharks from Barbados to Exeter England Aquarium

PLYMOUTH, England, Sept. 23 (UPI) — Officials said 1,261 live fish, including seven sharks, have arrived in Britain following a 4,000-mile plane ride from Barbados.

Biologists with the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, England, said only 21 small fish died before the plane was unloaded in Exeter, England. The rest were taken to the aquarium, The Sun reported Wednesday.

The fish, which came from a Barbados aquarium, include four 10-foot-long nurse sharks and three 6-foot-long blacktip reef sharks.

“The pilot could feel the payload sloshing around,” biologist James Wright said.

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5 Responses to “Plane Transports 1,261 Live Fish and 7 Sharks from Barbados to Exeter England Aquarium”
  1. roger says:

    it’s sad moment for us foolish bajans we did nothing to keep this place open for ourselves ,it a major attraction for us and visitors alike .my wife and i plus our two kids enjoyed this place very much.on average we visited 3 times each year .we ll miiss ocean park very much .sorry to see you go.roger in barbados.

  2. corrie says:

    Ocean Park
    Graeme Hall Sanctuary
    what next
    Sad losses

  3. Bubbler says:

    to see the closure of Ocean Park and the relocation of the various fish, it was sad. The people did nothing to help and the government did nothing either. Guess if it was some big insurance company they would hand out $10 million just ke that. just goes to show how backward and dotish we still are.

  4. Well of all places to send fish . I see the people of Barbados still selling them self.

    What is sad we soon will not have any thing to call or own

    The West Coast now the Fish

    We need to stop


  5. Commenter says:

    Sad to see it gone – but they really had no choice. The numbers of tourist we have coming to Barbados cannot support that type of operation. The same thing goes for a water park.


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