'Encounter: Ocean Odyssey' is an attraction in the heart of New York City that gives people the chance to swim with whales and dolphins, marvel at coral and even play with seals—none of which are real animals that are held in captivity at the Times Square exhibit.
National Geographic's fish-free Encounter: Ocean Odyssey provides an in-depth look at the wonders of the ocean using motion-capture technology, showcasing "some of the most interesting and rarely-witnessed animal behavior the ocean has to offer," according to Lisa Truitt, chief creative officer and partner at SPE Partners.
As well as presenting an inspiring vision for the "aquarium of the future," National Geographic's Encounter: Ocean Odyssey sets a precedent for other attractions, entertainment centers and theme parks that want to remove creatures living in captivity from their model.
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