The Killer Whales of Clacton Pier
 
 
Nemo & Neptune together on Clacton Pier 1983
 
 
Nemo & Neptune swimming in & out of their isolation area with Nemo out in the big pool to
perform one of his shows
 
 
 
Nemo in training with Peter Bloom


 
Nemo and Peter
 
 
Dinner time for Nemo
 
 
Nemo displaying his full size with trainer Peter Bloom
 
 
Nemo posing for a photo (December 1983)
 
 
Nemo being examined by Peter Bloom
 
 
Nemo out of the water was part of his training
 
 
A young lad interacting with Nemo during a show
 
 
Peter Bloom training Nemo
 
 
Nemo close up
 
 
Nemo and Neptune together in the Clacton pool
 
 
Nemo and Neptune playing
 

Three killer whales arrived at clacton from Iceland, Nemo, Neptune and another one which was unnamed,
sadly the unnamed whale died from a ruptured internal organ (liver or kidney).
There was a playful squabble with one of the other whales which left the whale with the injuries,
the whales can get carried away playing and forget their own strength.
There was reports that the rupture was caused during the transportation of the whale from Iceland,
this was not the case but instead a tragic accident during playtime.

 
 
The Clacton pool was drained so a comprehensive veterinary examination could be performed
 
 
A fit and healthy Nemo after his examination
 
 
Dan Cartwight who transported the whales to Clacton from Iceland giving the whales a check over
 
 
Dan training the whales at Clacton getting them ready for the shows ahead
 
 
Nemo jumping out the water was one of his many tricks
 
 
Nemo in the 80s, behind him you can see the Whirlwind
rollercoaster on the other side of the pier
 
 
 
 

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