Historical photos for Gulfarium

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Jim Kline, the Gulfarium’s first dolphin trainer, stands tall on the high feed platform, moments after a dolphin retrieves a fish from his mouth.

Photos special to The Log | State Archives of Florida
Published: Friday, June 13, 2014 at 12:44 PM.

Poised to celebrate 60 years of operation next year, the Gulfarium invites you to be a part of its history with a call for photographs from park visitors and prior employees.

The Gulfarium opened Aug. 14, 1955, and, popularly known as the Living Sea, was the first major attraction along the Emerald Coast. Since then, millions of visitors have enjoyed marine animals’ shows, including the famous high-jumping dolphins and the underwater SCUBA diving presentation.  

The Gulfarium seeks original photographs, postcards, and brochures from your early visits to use for its 60th anniversary celebration activities in 2015. Photo credit will be given with usage and materials will be returned upon request.

Contact Gulfarium’s marketing coordinator, Krista Stouffer, at 850-243-9046, ext. 30, or email krista.stouffer@gulfarium.com with inquiries or to submit photos.



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