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Did You Know?

  • Ocean Embassy Panama will be a place where families can make memories that last a lifetime.
  • When in operation, 96% or more of Ocean Embassy’s employees will be Panamanian making this Panama’s marine life park.
  • Ocean Embassy has been working in Panama to develop this project for the past three years.
  • In the past three years Ocean Embassy has invested 17 million dollars directly into Panama’s economy.
  • It has been said that people remember only 10% of what they read, yet they remember 80% of what they experience. Ocean Embassy will be an interactive experience fostering an enduring relationship between humans and marine life.
  • Ocean Embassy Panama will be a comprehensive, multi-species marine life tourism attraction, research station, and learning center.
  • The park is being designed by the same engineers and developers that built marine mammal facilities for SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida.

 

Did You Know?

  • The Ocean Embassy staff participated in the rescue of more than 350 dolphins, whales, seals, sea lions, walrus, birds, otters and sea turtles over the past 30 years.
  • Members of the Ocean Embassy team have assisted the U.S. government in population studies and health assessments of bottlenose dolphins.
  • The President of Ocean Embassy has been a consultant to the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service and especially their stranding network.
  • Members of the Ocean Embassy team have helped governments develop and enact marine mammal protection legislation.
  • Members of the Ocean Embassy team have designed and operated some of the most exciting dolphin programs in the world.
  • Ocean Embassy will conduct research on the health of dolphins found in Panamanian waters to discover the condition of Panama’s marine ecosystem.

 

Did You Know?

  • Ocean Embassy is teaming up with the Maritime University to create a marine resources curriculum.
  • 142 million people visit U.S. zoos and aquariums each year more than the attendance of all U.S. professional sports combined.
  • 19 species of animals were saved from extinction by zoological facilities including pandas, birds, primates, and others.
  • A 2005 Harris poll conducted in the U.S. show that 97% of Americans agree that zoos and aquariums are an excellent place to learn about marine mammals.
  • 225 dolphin facilities exist in 45 countries around the world.
  • Dolphins in the care of professionally run facilities receive better care than most people do.
  • Dolphins under the care of professionals breed and reproduce frequently. Only animals that are comfortable and content will reproduce this readily.
  • Dolphins in the care of professional marine mammal specialists are free from pollution, predation and other hazards that their wild counterparts are challenged with.
  • Dolphins live as long, and in many cases longer in the care of humans as they do in the wild.

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