Miami Seaquarium

oceanarium in Florida, United States

The Miami Seaquarium is an aquarium on Virginia Key, in Miami, Florida. The park has animals such as dolphins, whales, snakes, crocodiles, alligators, sharks, fish, parrots, turtles or sea turtles, etc. It has been open since 1955.

The dolphin show at the Miami Seaquarium

The main attraction is Lolita, the world's oldest captive orca. She is now the park's only orca. Animal rights activists have long argued that the tank does not meet federal minimum requirements (Animal Welfare Act). The USDA has recently made statements in support of the activists' argument.[1][2] However, Lolita is a special case.


  1. "Livid ver Lolita's continued captivity, celebrities call for cboycott of Miami Seaquarium". Miami New Times. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  2. "USDA Officials say Lolita's tank at Miami Seaquarium might miolate Federal Law". Miami New Times. Retrieved 12 June 2017.