Inspired by Bronx Zoo Fan's excellent reporting on AZA elephant and polar bear exhibits, I thought it might be beneficial and interesting to create a catalogue of global cetacean exhibits and record their volume, collection, and, if available, their date of opening. Feel free to add any relevant information, and I'll update the post so all the information stays current and readily available. This is a living document, of course, and likely won't be too comprehensive for a few months at least! Thanks for your help and support! CATALOGUE BY SPECIES: BELUGA: Mystic Aquarium (Arctic Coast, 1998-1999): 750,000 Gallons [1 Exhibit; 1 Holding Pools; 1 Medical Pool; Outdoor] SeaWorld San Diego (Wild Arctic, 1992): 600,000 Gallons [1 Exhibit; 1 Holding Pool;1 Medical Pool; Outdoor] Georgia Aquarium (Cold Water Quest, ) 800,000 Gallons [1 Exhibit; 1 Holding Pool; 1 Medical Pool; Max Depth 24 feet; Indoor] John G. Shedd Aquarium (Abbot Oceanarium, 1991; Renovated in 2009; LEED Certified Exhibit): 3,000,000 Gallons (total) [3 Exhibits; 2(?) Holding Pools, 1(?) Medical Pool; Max Depth 38 ft; Indoor] COMMERSON'S DOLPHIN: Aquatica (Dolphin Plunge, 2008) 250,000 Gallons [1 Exhibit, 2 Holding Pools; Outdoor] PILOT WHALE: BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN: SeaWorld San Antonio (Discovery Point, 2016): 600,000 Gallons [Outdoor] Current pool is 300,000 Gallons. Texas State Aquarium (Dolphin Bay, 1990?) 485,000 Gallons [1 Exhibit; 2 Holding Pools; 1 Medical Pool; Outdoor; 2 Bottlenose Dolphins] Brookfield Zoo (Seven Seas, 1987) 1,500,000 Gallons* [1 50,000 square foot Exhibit Pool, 2 Holding Pools; 1 Medical Pool; Max Depth 25 feet; Indoor] Facility includes 14,500 square feet life support building. The filtration system is noted as handling 1.5 Million gallons; however, I do not know if this is equivalent to the volume of the dolphin pools or not. Seven Seas is noted as the oldest - and, at the time of its opening, the largest - inland dolphin habitat. National Aquarium, Baltimore (Dolphin Discovery, 1990) 1,300,000 Gallons [1 Exhibit Pool; 2 Holding Pools; 1 Medical Pool; Indoor] Indianapolis Zoo (The Dolphin Pavilion, 1989?) 2,140,000 Gallons [1 Exhibit Pool; 2 Holding Pools; 1 Medical Pool; Max Depth 8.23 meters (27 ft); Indoor] Georgia Aquarium (AT&T Dolphin Tales, 2011) 1,800,000 Gallons [1 Exhibit Pool, 3 Holding Pools, 1 Medical Pool; Max Depth 29 feet; Indoor] Clearwater Marine Aquarium (Winter Zone, ): 250,000 Gallons [1 Exhibit Pool, 2 Holding Pools; Outdoor] Interestingly enough, Clearwater was fashioned from a former sewage treatment plant! Clearwater Marine Aquarium (Dolphin Terrace, 2011) 80,000 Gallons [1 Exhibit Pool; Outdoor; Houses 1 Male Individual] Sea World Orlando (Key West, 1996) 1,100,000 Gallons [2 Exhibit Pools; Outdoor] Discovery Cove (Bottlenose Dolphin Exhibit, 2000) 1,250,000 Gallons [Outdoor] PACIFIC WHITE-SIDED DOLPHIN: John G. Shedd Aquarium (Abbot Oceanarium, 1991; Renovated in 2009; LEED Certified Exhibit): 3,000,000 Gallons (total) [3 Exhibits; 2(?) Holding Pools, 1(?) Medical Pool; Max Depth 38 ft; Indoor] Miami Seaquarium (Killer Whale & Dolphin Stadium, 1968) 400,000 Gallons??? [1 Exhibit Pool; 1 Medical/Holding Pool; Max Depth 20 ft; Outdoor] For more information, see Miami's listing under Orca, below. ORCA: Miami Seaquarium (Killer Whale & Dolphin Stadium, 1968) 400,000 Gallons??? [1 Exhibit Pool; 1 Medical/Holding Pool; Max Depth 20 ft; Outdoor] Lolita's Exhibit is the world's smallest and oldest Orca Pool. In fact, the pool does not even meet the shoddy AWA guideline that an Orca pool "must have a minimum horizontal dimension of no less than 48 ft. in either direction with a straight line of travel across the center ( 9 C.F.R. Sec. 3.104)" Consequently, the Miami Seaquarium's display of Lolita is not only callous but also federally illegal. APHIS has repeatedly allowed the Miami Seaquarium to continue to confine Lolita with impunity due to incorrect reporting of pool size, and, once the dimensions of the two pools were made clear, the disregard of the work island as "not an obstruction." The APHIS then made the case that Lolita and her companions were in good health, and therefore, no action should be taken. More information on this interesting and depressing legal matter can be found at MOTHERSEA: HOW APHIS MADE THEIR OWN RULES FOR MIAMI SEAQUARIUM SeaWorld Orlando (Shamu Stadium, ) [Show Pool: 2,692,800 Gallons; Surface Area 10,000 square feet; Max Depth 34 feet (some sources claim 36); Three Holding Pools: Two of the pools are (each) 436,682 Gallons; Surface Area 3,892 square feet; Max Depth 15 feet; A third pool is 706,860 gallons; surface area 6,300 square feet; Max depth 15 feet; Two Medical Pools (each): 98,511 gallons; Surface area 878 square feet; Max Depth 12 feet; Exhibit Pool: Gallons unknown; Max Depth 36 feet.