Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College


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The Miami Seaquarium is an oceanquarium. It is located in Biscayne Bay. Completed in 1955, the Miami Seaquarium was South Florida’s first Marinelife attraction. The Miami Seaquarium is primarily a tourist destination, famous for it’s opportunities to interact with bottle-nose dolphins. It also was the home of one of 1960s television stars, Flipper, who was played by Bebe, one of the parks ‘”star” dolphins.


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Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, MSS-0041, Special Collections, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College.


Miami Seaquarium; Miami, Florida; Marine life; attractions; tourism;