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Marineland of the Pacific
Marineland of the Pacific was a public aquarium operated on the Palos Verdes Peninsula from 1954 through 1987. The facility was home to Orky and Corky, two of the most famous orcas on exhibit at any oceanarium at the time. Marineland was also noteworthy for its Baja Reef concept, a first-of-its-kind swim-through aquarium featuring a wide array of sea life.
Marineland was also home to a pilot whale ("Bubbles"), dolphins, sea lions, harbor seals, sharks, and a variety of other related sea creatures. The facility was purchased by Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich (HBJ) in December 1986, at the time owner of the SeaWorld ocean park family. Contrary to their promises, HBJ closed the park a few months later.
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