The world’s first dolphin boatyard is open to the public in London.
The dockyard in Wandsworth, west London, has been open since 2011.
The idea was inspired by the dolphins who live there.
“They are a magnificent creature, and a beautiful sight,” said Mark Blyth, the director of Dolphin Bay, which is part of Dolphin Land, a partnership between Dolphin Land and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).
“We were looking for a way to use our resources to create something of value to the environment, and we thought, ‘Why not?'”
The two-acre facility will house a fleet of 40 boats and a training ground.
“There are about 40 dolphins living in this place, so there are about 10 dolphins in this facility,” Blyst said.
“The facility will provide some educational programs for them, but also offer a platform for them to interact with us and the public.”
The dolphin-themed facility is a collaboration between Dolphin Bay and ZSL.
ZSL said the facility will be open to guests who are of an age to operate dolphins and children who are less than 12 years old.
“This is a unique environment for dolphins,” Bylth said.
The dolphins’ habitat is set to be closed in 2020, but will be reopened in 2022 and 2022.
Blys said the dolphin boats are designed to be used by visitors to provide a positive experience for the dolphins.
“We will have a lot of dolphins coming through, and some are going to come back,” he said.
Byls said that the dolphins were also given access to a boat ramp where they can run around and relax.
“Dolphins don’t like to be chained up,” Bley said.
There are plans for more facilities to be built in London over the next two years, and more public facilities planned.
Bilys said dolphins were particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, which has been linked to increasing ocean temperatures.
“A lot of the dolphins that are in the water will be over the course of a year,” he added.
“It’s going to be very difficult for them.
They’re just a tiny speck in the ocean, but it will change the way they’re living.”