National Geographic : 1958 Jan
Porpoise Statue Bids Visitors Welcome to Miami Seaquarium A show place of Virginia Key, 15 minutes from down town Miami, the $2,350,000 Seaquarium displays one of the world's largest collections of live salt-water fish. Table-size loggerhead tur tles, 500-pound groupers, porpoises, tarpon, bonefish, and sharks swim together in two windowed tanks. Cleo, a 1,500-pound manatee, ca vorts in a special viewing tank. Tidal channels hold crabs, crayfish, turtles, and triggerfish. Corky the porpoise and Pete the pelican perform four times a day in the Seaquarium's outdoor am phitheater. Masked, flippered swim mer captures a seven-pound red snapper in 20 feet of water off the Florida Keys. A missile from his spear gun is embedded in the fish's side. Coral heads mushroom from the sea floor. Kodachromes by National Geographic Photographer J. Baylor Roberts and Ektachrome by Carroll Seghers II, Black Star (right) © N.G .S.