This is sad.
A Tribune staff and wire report
Published: April 28, 2008
Updated: 01:59 pm
ORLANDO - SeaWorld officials are still trying to determine the cause of a midair collision during a dolphin interaction Saturday that killed one of the animals.
The dolphins were performing jumps in Discovery Cove when the collision occurred, spokeswoman Becca Bides said this morning.
"Unfortunately, one of the animals was injured and has died," she said. "The second animal appears fine and is under veterinary supervision."
The dolphins were in the center of the pool, over deep water and about 50 feet from the onlookers.
"This is an unfortunate, random incident," she said. "While it is not unusual to have two animals performing aerial behaviors at the same time, we are reviewing the situation to ensure even such a random incident does not occur again."
The dolphin that was killed, Sharky, was 30 years old.