Salty was the pet parrot of S.E.A. member Captain Mary Oceaneer during the late-19th century. He accompanied Mary on many adventures with Mary even creating miniature scuba suits so Salty could join her underwater. Salty attended the maiden launch of her RV Oceaneer Lab as-well as assisting her in her treasure-hunting in the Caribbean.
Salty is portrayed in a large number of portraits and stories at the Oceaneer labs.
The ship possessed by Mary which ran afoul of Typhoon Lagoon in this attraction is called the M.S. Salty IV. This was likely done as an homage to Mary's former pet parrot.
- Salty's eyepatch, green feathers and affiliation with piracy in the Caribbean might be an homage to the Barker Bird from Pirates of the Caribbean.