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Galveston County Daily News, The (Newspaper) - February 23, 1969, Galveston, Texas f AUY u. my To Add Nine New Shows In 1969 Sea Arama the only marine attraction of its kind between the east and west has entered into the first phase of a four phase remodeling and expansion program planned for the next four to five This first phase will cost approximately Nine new shows and attractions will be added in this year's expansion program as well as improved food air gift and parking Sea Arama new shows include a large assortment of highly trained animals that will make this attraction one of the most unique of its kind in the has Whale Show to the Revue A specially constructed holding pen was designed for the specific purpose of holding these This holding which is 13 feet 50 feet long and 30 feet wide with foot thick walls holds gallons of filtered sea Guests will be able to view the when they are not in the through thick tempered polished plate glass that will be mounted around the top edge of the holding pen. Thirty thousand pounds of reinforcing steel was used in the The filtering system will be tied into the existing OCTOPUS GHOTTO This was designed to be a completely different Guests will enter the grotto through a cave like Once inside the guests will wander through the cave and eventually find themselves in an underwater sea where they will view the giant The Octopus Grotto will also be air This was designed by Acton and Associates of California and cost It will hold 1.000 gallons of SEA LION SHOW This unusually designed exhibit and show will enable guests to view these playful animals from four three underwater porthole viewing levels and one top deck viewing This which is 29 feet 17 feet wide and 10 feet was specially designed to give guests unique viewing levels of these This which has its own self contained filtering system for water was ready for the Sea Arama sea 500 pound Jocko and his smaller mate Samantha last Guests will also be allowed to feed the sea This display costs and will hold 20.000 gallons of ALLIGATOR DISPLAY AND SHOW This new show and display has just been with 10 American including a 13 foot which is believed to be the largest living alligator in captivity in and one This display was designed to show these reptiles in their natural environment as well as give the public the best view of these The show part of this display includes educational and interesting facts about these animals as well as alligator Total cost of this is PORPOISE PETTING AND FEEDING SHOW AND DISPLAY This show was added because of the requests that Sea Arama has received from its guests asking to touch a porpoise and tp feed The holding pen for six porpoises will be 40 feet 20 feet and 10 feet Guests will be able to participate in the feeding of these animals as well as being able to touch The holding pen itself is kidney shaped and will hold gallons of sea Approximately six young porpoises will be used in this Sea Arama expects this to be one of the The total cost is CONTACT 200 A real favorite at attractions throughout the United Sea Arama is adding a contact zoo as one of its new This type of display includes an assortment of animals that the small children can pet and REVUE To the already existing which now includes porpoises and sea Sea Arama will add the a penguin chorus line Arama has been training a team of four Humboldt Penguins from Peru and is expecting four Sea Arama has two teams of trained Penguins for the They will be housed in a special display so that guests may see them when they are not in the Total cost is Also being added to the will be a new stage music and new All of these additions will make the Revue a true highlight of a visit to the OCEANARIUM Sea Arama is remodeling its gallon Oceanarium to obtain a more natural habitat as well as a new filter system to achieve better clarity in the Sea Arama already has one new addition to the Dive To The Deep Oceanarium known as the SCUBA in which Sea Mermaids frolic underwater with the dangerous sea creatures in the The remodeling and new filters were completed last summer and cost was Sea Arama is also adding a beautiful with tropical birds and beautiful landscaping to further enhance the front All guests entering Sea Arama will walk over this lagoon on a special walkway resembling the boarding ramp to a Sea Arama also plans to have sharks swimming in the The lagoon will vary in width from 20 to 50 feet and will be approximately 300 feet long. Sea Arama is also remodeling its front entrance to bring its ticket windows and guest relations headquarters to the ground All of the front is enclosed in glass and air Sea Treasure Chest Gin Shop has been enlarged to further serve The Pirate's Nook Restaurant is close to the front entrance with glassed in seating and outdoor patio for viewing of the tropical gardens and waterfall Sea upstairs Crow's Nest dining area offers an elevated view of the Tropical A further addition to Sea food facilities will be the Pink Porpoise Ice Cream Here all flavors of ice cream and malts will be served as well as cotton Sea Arama is also adding on the west side of the attraction a 300 foot beautiful lagoon and 13 foot high This will be beautifully landscaped with exotic plants and beautiful tropical Small foot trails will wind throughout the crossing the lagoon on foot This addition will make a tropical Sea Arama first phase in this four phase program is a mammoth The total cost Is When all of the new shows and attractions have been completed Sra Arama will pump more than eight million of water through its filter system All of the with the exception of the Octopus Grotto and the was done by Randall Associates Santa California designer of Six Flags Over Texas and Georgia and With the completion of this first phase of the five year Sea Arama will truly be a unique marine The Galveston Daily News was the first to have correspondents and agencies in the principal cities in At SHOWN WHEN REMODELING AND EXPANSION IS COMPLETED Nine new shows and attractions to be added to Killer Whale Newest Pilot Whale Nemo Still A Youngster a 13 pound killer is Sea Arama newest super was purchased from Don Goldsberry of Seattle for last who caught the accompanied on the air flight from Seattle to with a stopover and exhibit in Fort is the Eskimo word for Sea Arama had acquired an 1.100 pound Pilot whale from San Diego's Sea Sea Arama is one of four marine attractions in the world to have a killer Whales are the true lions of the stated Tom are the most feared animal in the ocean they have the name because they habitually feed upon warm blooded who was captured the Puget has had to adjust to the warmed water of. Galveston The Killer Whale usually lives in the cold waters of the arlic and The Killer Whale is a strikingly marked black with white the white extended past the midpoint of the There is a white spot on the side of the head just above and in back of the There is also a light colored saddle shaped patch on the just behind the dorsal fin. The dorsal fin is sharply triangular and very The flippers are In old the dorsal fin becomes particularly reaching the height of 6 In the older the flippers and tail flukes become Off the west coast nf North the largest male measured was 25 the largest female was 20 in other parts an 11 pound was acquired by Sea Arama in 1968, from San Diego's Sea Nemo was captured by Sea World In about 10 miles southwest of San The whale was captured while still nursing and when he arrived at Sea World he was put on a diet of 35 pounds of pure whipping cream a day for three Nemo is still a When he first arrived in his toys a tractor tire and a hose were brought along to keep him Shortly afler arriving at Sea Nemo ad an As training director Jerry Foreman brought him out of his gallon holding pen into the huge show Nemo nudged one of the four foot square windows in the front of the tank and he and 200.000 gallons of water poured out inlo a retaining pit running in front of the Nemo was washed to the other side of the 90 foot tank where he turned around and swam to the window where he had Nemo suffered superficial but recovered in about two Nemo normally cats between 70 and 80 of imported squid a He will reach his full growth about 16 feet pounds in three Nemo's act In the Matun Revue includes the retrieving being examined by a doctor and playing is the South's most important medical Located here is the University ol Texas here in 1891, one of the nation's outstanding institutes and NEMO THE WHALE IN A KING SIZE LEAP FOR BASKETBALL He Weighs Pounds and is Still Growing uf the world males have been known lo reach 31 A 20 foot weights These whales are like the sperm in male attains a greater length than the The Killer Whale's jaws are heavy and the conical teeth are set close together and are Killer Whales arc world wide in They are found in both tropical waters as well as r wa They a re more abundant in polar These animals are considered one species and in the Pacific range from Alaska to Southern The Killer Whale is one of the largest of the Dolphin Unlike other members of the which appear to man to be gentle animals menacing only to the small sea creatures upon which they feed the Killer Whale gives man the impression of being a very savage ami bloodthirsty This impression exists mainly because the Killer Whale is the only member of the dolphin family which habitually feeds upon warm blooded In addition to fish and the Killer Whale eats sea dolphins and even attacks whales larger than These animals have no natural enemy other than One could call the Killer the There have been several reports of the Killer Whales found having remains of prodigious amounts of dolphin and seal skulls in their Members of a pod traveling group of Killer cooperate in attacking their They attack nursing calves of the large Whalebone Whales or they may just tear the tongues out of the Killer Whales are potentially dangerous to and people running small should be cautious about alarming or annoying as there have been instances of boats being There have been no reported instances of human beings being killed and oaten hv the Peter who spent many years in the stated that the greatly fear the Killer There have hern reported instances of Killers bumping the underside of ice while men were standing on the the 1911 Scutt a member nf the group barely managed to scramble to when the flop upon which he was broken to bits by a Killer Killer Whales seem 10 show of curiosity tor man than actual to human There several instances Killers nf time SNACK TIME FOR KILLER WHALE is a pound looking over but not attacking One such case occurred near Anacapa Island in 1960. Three men were scuba diving when a group of nine Killers approached One of the animals submerged just over the divers. Apparently the air bubbles interested All three divers scrambled aboard their boat with the nearest Killer only 25 feet In another two divers at were submerged with a Killer approached The men swam as quickly as possible to their The Whale followed raised out of the water and looked them he then swam One of the same another had just climbed onto his boat when Killer emerged in pursuit of sea the animal clamped it in its powerful jaws and swam away Killer Whales are the true lions of the They are extremely List in the They ore the only animal in the ocean that a dolphin in the open SIM of their size and Impe they the most feared animal in the even by man WE ARE VERY PROUD TO BE A PART OF THE PROGRESSIVE CITY OF GALVESTON Serving Galveston Since 7953 CARPETING CUSTOM DESIGNED FLOORS COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL SO 3-5486 441 S
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