Mako Roller Coaster to Surface at SeaWorld Orlando in 2016 #NothingFaster

Last month, SeaWorld Orlando teased about a new coaster coming to the park, and today (May 27), they revealed the details.

Mako at SeaWorld Orlando - artist rendering

It will be called Mako, and it is a 200-foot-tall hypercoaster that will reach 73 mph as it traverses 4,760 feet of steel track (almost a mile long). Hypercoaster refers to any roller coaster with a height or drop measuring greater than 200 feet.

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First C-Section Performed in SeaWorld History on a Shark at Orlando’s Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove, sharks

For the first time in SeaWorld’s history, a Cesarean section has been performed on a shark. The groundbreaking procedure was performed on a whitetip reef shark at SeaWorld Orlando’s sister park, Discovery Cove.

Six months into the shark’s gestation, the park’s animal team noticed a complication with her pregnancy and determined an emergency C-section was necessary. Four healthy pups were born, each weighing less than three pounds at birth.

Discovery Cove guests can see other whitetip reef shark through glass while snorkeling in The Grand Reef or when participating in SeaVenture, an underwater walking tour where guests — wearing dive helmets – are able to explore life under the sea.

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