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Marineland Antibes Flood hits Marineland Antibes

Discussion in 'France' started by Nisha, 6 Oct 2015.

  1. Nisha

    Nisha Well-Known Member

    24 Jun 2009
    Marineland Antibes has been severely affected by flash floods in Southern France over the weekend: Several animals are missing or have died.. :(

    The devastating storms that lashed the French Riviera this weekend have left Marineland, the largest sea park in Europe under a sea of mud, with stingrays and sharks among the animals lost to the floods.

    The deadly storms that hit the southern coast of France this weekend, left Marineland, the largest sea park in Europe and the ‘pride of Antibes’ ravaged.

    After the deluge of flood water swept down from the hills, penguins and sea lions found themselves in mud-filled pools and there were reports that stingrays and other species were found dead in the car park.

    The waves of 1.5. to 2.5 metres inundated some aquariums, killing stingrays and sharks, while a number of turtles remain missing.

    One turtle was found this morning trapped in the dolphin’s filtration system.

    Marineland manager Bernard Giampaolo told 20minutes: “There have been some losses, but our killer whales are not dying on the parking lot as some people are saying here and there. The situation with the animals is beginning to stabilize."

    Riviera flood: Marineland park under sea of mud - The Local
  2. wensleydale

    wensleydale Well-Known Member

    17 Apr 2014
    CT, USA
    Yes from what I hear the Cetacean exhibits were spared more or less and things are quickly being cleaned out. Thankfully the affected species are animals that can handle being out of the water for an extended period of time, that must have made the cleanup less complicated.