Shut Down SeaQuest
Guests attending the SeaQuest Rosedale Mall location state that animals were left to be touched with no staff supervision where animals could have been easily harmed, or even killed. Additional concerns are for the animals forced to interact with humans and inadequate enclosures that don’t even attempt to recreate their natural habitats.
Visitors post reviews frequently recounting disturbing experiences and saying that they’re ashamed they visited. At the Rosedale Mall location, a bat ray was seen struggling to breathe. Bat rays have the ability to jump out of the water and skim along the surface, and like most rays, they often rest, semi-buried, in the sand. But at SeaQuest, they’re forced to live in crowded touch tanks and often seen with wounds or other health problems.
In one incident at SeaQuest Littleton in Colorado, a wallaby named Ben was unable to escape from an aquarium tank and drowned.
At SeaQuest Las Vegas, a wolf eel named Saturn was left to suffer after an inch and a half of their tail was partially eaten, leaving painfully exposed tailbone. Despite knowing this, the facility didn’t contact a veterinarian until after local law enforcement got involved.
After learning of these horrors, some businesses, including Sam’s Club, have compassionately chosen not to support mall aquariums—yet others have continued to promote animal suffering and risk public safety. Please urge the remaining promoters to reconsider their relationship with SeaQuest moving forward.
Let the Rosedale Mall know that you find this business within their mall to be dangerous for the animals and guests: https://rosedalecenter.com/contact
SeaQuest owners, the Covino family, has a lengthy history of animal welfare issues, animal deaths, legal violations, and injuries to employees and the public from direct contact with animals. SeaQuest has ten locations throughout the United States. Let them know you don’t want them in Minnesota: https://visitseaquest.com/roseville/contact-us/