As an accredited member of the Alliance of Marine Mammals Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA), Marineland Dolphin Adventure is dedicated to the well-being of dolphins and other marine mammals in human care and in the wild. Thanks to the dedicated professionals who care for these animals, reproduction programs have been very successful, with almost 70 percent of the bottlenose dolphins in AMMPA zoos, aquariums and marine parks born in these facilities. As for Marineland, we have not collected any dolphins from the wild since 1972—over 40 years ago.
Alliance members are widely and rightly recognized by the public and by governments worldwide for our important and long-standing contributions to marine education, to the protection of ocean wildlife and habitats, research important to the health of animals—both in our collections and in the wild—and to the rescue and rehabilitation of injured and stranded marine mammals, sea turtles and other animals. We are grateful to the public, which partners in these missions through their attendance at Marineland.
The Georgia Aquarium Conservation Field Station (GACFS), located across the street from our facility, responds to sick, injured and/or stranded dolphins and small whales in our area. Through this collaboration, we are constantly reminded of the dangers and challenges faced by wild dolphins and whales on a daily basis. In times like these, it is crucial that everyone involved in marine mammal and ocean conservation work together toward this important cause.
Learn more about Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in our Animal Guide.