Whale Shark At the Georgia Aquarium



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ATLANTA- Two large trucks with police escorts flashing their lights rumbled up to the world's largest aquarium early Friday with its newest residents—two whale sharks that had made an 8,000-mile journey from Taiwan.

Veterinarians measured the new sharks and took blood samples before they were transferred by canvas harness from the trucks into their new home. The aquarium's other whale sharks, Norton, Alice and Trixie, circled nearby, seemingly curious about the newcomers......

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source:mercurynews.com


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f8fan June 3, 2007 at 3:17 pm

Wow. That’s pretty spectacular. I was just checking out the main link to the Georgia Aquarium and I think I found my DREAM job!!! They have an events area there – where people have their weddings/corporate events at the aquarium. I would be in heaven working there!!!!
http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/bookYourEvent/

Johnny June 3, 2007 at 4:22 pm

now i have a good reason to visit Georgia. 🙂

Jeffry Johnston June 4, 2007 at 4:51 pm

I’m not sure I like the idea of whale sharks in captivity. But your blog did its job: you totally piqued my interest. Time to Google to learn more…

Panther28 June 5, 2007 at 11:05 am

Poor sharks. Were free at one time now have to live in captivity.

Bob June 8, 2007 at 12:30 pm

Thats so sad that they can’t live in a auarium

Erik April 28, 2011 at 2:28 pm

That is sooo bad, those sharks do not belong in a cage and they say ralph there previousshark died from stomach issues im sure its all because of stress related problems. people will never learn

Lindsay August 2, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Actually, these sharks were going to be eaten but were bought (read: rescued) by the aquarium. Research is your friend.

Ashley wynn February 10, 2012 at 9:56 am

i don’t think this is right… theses beautiful creatures deserve better this is just plain cruel!

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