Dolphin Cove was designed to reflect a naturalecosystem and has an underwater viewing area where visitors can watch the dolphins while listening to relaxing music, and hear the dolphin's communications.
Dolphin Cove mainly consists of bottlenose dolphins, one of the most common dolphins. The dolphins are shifted between Dolphin Cove, Dolphin Nursery and Discovery Cove; depending on pregnancies and space availability.
Bottlenose dolphins can be found worldwide, in warm waters such as the Gulf of Mexico.
Throughout the day, visitors can feed the dolphins for a fee.Trainers give informational speeches about the Bottlenose Dolphin.
SeaWorld's methods for obtaining animals in the past have also been criticized. SeaWorld's attempt to capture several Orcas in Puget Sound in the early 1970s using powerboats, airplanes and explosives to drive the animals resulted in revoking of all capture permits. Dolphin Captures ended in the late 1980s. In 1995, SeaWorld announced that it would no longer capture dolphins and whales from the wild. The animals are now obtained through breeding including artificial insemination, loans, and purchases from other marine parks around the world.