HAPPENINGS

Marineland Through the Years

Historical photos of the aquatic attraction

Whitney Park arch is used as the main entrance today.
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Visitors gaze through a porthole at the mixed species exhibit.
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Construction and installation of portholes in the oceanarium
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A view into the mixed species exhibit
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Grandson of Russian novelist and founder Ilia Tolstoy
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Founder Cornelius Vanderbilt “Sonny” Whitney and his wife Marylou
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Shell Museum
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Porthole installation in oceanarium
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Crowds gather at Marineland
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Pearl Plaza entrance
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Installation of portholes, which can still be seen behind the scenes today
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The first Marine Studios news clipping from St. Augustine Record
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A statue of Neptune, god of the sea, at Neptune Park
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A view of Neptune Park
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A Marineland Dolphin Adventure encounter
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Marjorie Rawlings visits Marine Studios in 1941.
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Aerial view of Marineland Dolphin Stadium
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Marineland of Florida arches
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Original Marineland entryway
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Aerial view of Marineland in 2005
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Aerial view of Marineland in 2005
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Overview of original Marine Studios facility
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Original Marine Studios construction
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Marine Studios founders review blueprints.
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Aerial view of Marine Studios construction
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Crowds gather around the circular exhibit for a dolphin show.
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Children peer through porthole at the circular dolphin exhibit.
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Dolphins showcase vocal behavior.
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Flippy, Marine Studios' first trained dolphin, performs.
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Original dive helmets of Marine Studios
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Original brick work which can still be seen at the park today.
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Construction of Marineland Studios circular exhibit
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1937 construction site of Marine Studios
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Construction begins in 1933 for Marine Studios.
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A model brushes a whale's teeth.
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Three men filming
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Revenge Creature
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A statue of Neptune, god of the sea, at Neptune Park
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A large shark's jaw in Neptune Park
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Marine Studios Educated Porpoise Show
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A model swims underwater
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Marineland arches
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A trainer swims with a dolphin.
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A model poses with a dolphin.
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A diver swims with dolphins
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Children peer at a diver through a window.
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A diver films dolphins underwater.
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A diver films dolphins underwater.
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A diver films dolphins underwater.
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Benji
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Benji
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Touch and Feed
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SEA Camp Snake
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Dolphin Spin
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Marineland marks its 75th anniversary in June. Check out these photos from the time it was constructed through present day.

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KingofAquaria1

Love these photos of the old Marineland I knew and loved. I will never forget that first visit in 1965 but it was my third visit in 1967 that was most memorable . . . I saw more new things! Marineland had just roofed the Top Deck and installed the SkyWorker over the circular oceanarium and had rescued two rare Risso's dolphins. My grandmother had to have me paged over the public address system to meet her at the front gate as it was time to leave. As I was walking forlornly toward the main entrance, I stumbled upon the newly-opened Amazon River Exhibit. Now, picture a kid who couldn't get his hands on enough books about dolphins looking at a tank of freshwater dolphins! Saturday, April 5|Report this

 
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