Miami Seaquarium – Home of the world’s loneliest killer whale

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Miami seaquarium
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Miami is cut away from the Atlantic Ocean by the Biscayne Bay Lagoon and Miami Beach. Sitting on the southeast side of the Florida Peninsula, it is the party capital of the world. With many a luxury hotel, Miami Beach is a playground for the wealthy. Stepping away from the party scene, the famed beach is also famous for its Art Deco architecture. A fine example of this style of design is used at the Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach, which is located in the heart of the Miami Beach Historic District.

Miami Seaquarium is a marine-life theme park that spans thirty eight acres. It markets itself as an entertaining as well educational experience. The park is open every day of the year and it takes around four hours to view all the shows and exhibits including the spectacular Miami skyline in the distance. The park offers eight different marine animal shows and a chance to explore the complex and speak with animal trainers and handlers. There are interactive exhibits that include sea turtles and other marine creatures along with presentations on conservation. There is an array of food outlets inside the park: from hot dogs at Pink’s Hollywood Hot Dogs to health food from Organic Selects. Miami Seaquarium also doubles as a venue for children’s birthday parties and even slumber parties.

Since 2014, marine parks used for entertainment around America have been coming under fire for holding animals in uninhabitable conditions and running breeding programs resulting in more animals living captivity. Miami Seaquarium, which markets itself as South Florida’s premier attraction, is now drawing attention as the home of Lolita. The seven thousand pound killer whale lives in an isolated tank a mere four times the size of her own body. She has been forced to perform in shows for forty five years and sadly, Miami Seaquarium intends for her to remain captive.

Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.

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