Join Terran McGinnis, Marineland’s historian, when he presents the Friends of the Library Marineland-Past, Present, Future Lecture. Time-travel from 1938 in St. Augustine, FL at Marine Studios – an underwater film studio – to complete closure during WWII; from the #1 tourist attraction in Florida and the leading source of marine science discovery to bankruptcy and decline; from rebirth as a state-of-the art dolphin interactive facility to the present day as Marineland Dolphin Adventure.
Learn about the firsts in the world of architecture, film-making, and research, as well as animal care, breeding, and training. Find out about Marineland’s rescue and research wing, the Conservation Field Station, and the work with marine mammal stranding response, disentanglement, photo identification, and health assessments with our local dolphin population. Whatever your interests, this presentation will have something for you!