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09/11/2008 03:32 PM ID: 73317 Permalink   

How to Move 7 Whales and 4 Dolphins from Illinois to Connecticut: Fedex

 

Fedex has moved seven whales and four dolphins from the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois to Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration in Connecticut by Fedex.

The mammals will remain at their new home while their Oceanarium back in Chicago is renovated. It is expected that they will return home for a reopening some time early next summer. The sea otters will be trucked to an unknown destination.

The eleven mammals were flown by Fedex Airbuses in large waterproof containers. The cabin temperature of the aircraft was maintained at 50-55 F and the creatures were supported by a team of 12 who will stay with them until they return home.

 
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  This is nice  
 
nt
 
  by: vizhatlan     09/11/2008 05:53 PM     
  So what about UPS now?  
 
bet they move an elephant :P
 
  by: hl2k   09/11/2008 07:03 PM     
  UPS  
 
If they did the shipping the elephant
would be a pile of jelly as its bones
would all be shattered. They'll also
charge a ridiculous brokerage fee to
boot.
 
  by: edya   09/11/2008 07:18 PM     
  @edya  
 
Don't forget the gigantic (pun intended) fuel surcharge as well.
 
  by: vash_the_stampede     09/12/2008 02:52 AM     
  Fedex  
 
Fedex moved the fish by fedex?

- ps I know they aren't really fish.
 
  by: JayWar   09/12/2008 03:07 AM     
  ???  
 
They had the 6 tons of whales and dolphins flown, but the sea otters trucked? Have these guys got a carp load of cash just sitting around while they get their renovations done or something?
 
  by: marcmclure   09/12/2008 06:27 AM     
  @edya  
 
Reminds me of a funny story. So a friend of mine ships a rear differential that goes to a car.

UPS looses the package and when they find it, the box has tire marks on it, it's crushed and the diff casing is cracked.

Now anyone who knows anything about cars knows a diff is encased in solid metal, its part of the drive line of the car.

Anyway UPS denied the insurance saying it wasn't packaged good enough so my friend picked it up over his head and SLAMS it on the concrete to prove a point. It cracked the floor and did no more damage to the unit itself then the crack UPS put in it. My friend says WHAT THE HECK did it fall out of an airplane?

Needless to say, he moved to DHL.
 
  by: kristmen   09/12/2008 11:11 PM     
  @marcmclure  
 
I just want you to visualize one thing.

Picture a whale. Now put that whale on the road.

Tell me, does the whale fit on the road?
 
  by: Rv3   09/12/2008 11:12 PM     
  baby fish  
 
At around a half ton each, these critters aren't horribly much bigger than a couple linebackers.
 
  by: biggfredd   09/13/2008 11:12 AM     
  @kristmen  
 
Sue sue sue. I guess.
 
  by: H. W. Hutchins   09/17/2008 04:25 AM     
  UPS Experience  
 
I never had a bad experience with UPS, and I've had packages shipped from Amazon.com, shipped my belongings from Ohio to California, and back to Ohio from California this year and everything went both ways just fine. I packed most of my belongings myself, except for my computer and electronics (video game systems, satellite receiver) that way I could take advantage of the stores we pack, we promise guarantee. So roughly in the last 8 months I've had 16 boxes transported by UPS and only three of them had insurance past $100.
 
  by: ohioankev   09/19/2008 06:04 AM     
 
 
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