Do you know where the dolphins came from at your resort? Were they stolen from the wild wile their family members were slaughtered, or perhaps have never known The ocean, just kept in a small, shallow chlorinated tank all their life? Captive dolphins equals animal abuse.
They were stolen from the wild and from their pod. You starve them to get them to perform. Everyone who ever wanted to know what really goes on to get wild animals to perform (specifically dolphins and orcas) needs to watch BLACKFISH.
I have seen dolphins happy.
It could be stolen or taken from ocean. But the important thing is they were happy when I saw them. And people who work with them are very kind with them.
As far as I understood them they breed them there too. In one basin swam a mother with her 1 year old daughter and another female.
Get an answer from Resort & Spa Hotel NEMO with dolphins staff and past guests.