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Collection of Materials Related to Marineland
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Description
Collection of photos, brochures and clippings related to Marineland of the Pacific (Marineland), built on 65 acres of prime oceanfront property known as Long Point on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Background
Marineland was built on land purchased from the Palos Verdes Corporation in 1953. It opened a year later on August 28, 1954. Marineland was famous for its performing orcas, Orky and Corky. Marineland was also known for its Baja Reef concept, a first-of-its-kind swim through aquarium featuring a wide array of sea life. In addition to the orcas, a pilot whale (“Bubbles”), dolphins, sea lions, harbor seals and sharks, a number of other sea creatures were housed in its entertainment and research facilities.
Extent
.45 Cubic Feet
Restrictions
The collection is open for research use.
Availability
Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the Local History Center for access information.