The Saddest Aquarium on Earth

'I was a tourist in Seal Guantanamo,' and other tales of the Morro Bay Aquarium

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Check out the Facebook page, Help the Morro Bay Aquarium; view the petitions, "Animals are suffering. Shut down the Morro Bay Aquarium" at, and "Shut down the Morro Bay Aquarium aka the Seal Guantanamo" at; or read Yelp reviews of the Morro Bay Aquarium.


"Turkey the sea lion drowned in 2003 after 5 1/2 weeks of life. Julie drowned in 1999 at the age of 16 months. Cajun died under anesthesia, Suzy died of central nervous system dysfunction, and Thunder died of an unknown reason that caused a loss of appetite and diarrhea. Taffy died in 1988 at the age of 6. His cause of death? 'Love sick.'"