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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

The last few days have been a blur. Vertigo hit me again and I have been out of it. I still don’t feel well so I thought I had better get something posted to let you no I haven’t flown the coupe! I ran across this note of entrust about my neighbor to the east of us…

World's largest aquarium set to open
11/14/2005, 7:20 a.m. CTBy DOUG GROSS The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) — The whale sharks are kings of the 6-million-gallon tank, their presence palpable even before they emerge from the murky darkness like massive star cruisers in a science fiction film.
But once visitors to the new Georgia Aquarium have seen Ralph and Norton — the only whale sharks on display outside of Asia — they will still have at least 99,998 more fish to go.
When the aquarium opens Nov. 23, it will become the world's largest by virtually all major standards of the industry. It was bankrolled almost exclusively by a $200 million gift from Home Depot Inc. co-founder Bernie Marcus.
The aquarium was designed to hold 8 million gallons of water and be home to more than 100,000 fish. By comparison, Shedd Aquarium in Chicago — the nation's largest indoor aquarium for decades — has 5 million gallons and about 20,000 fish.
The Atlanta aquarium's pair of juvenile whale sharks — characterized by their streamlined bodies and depressed, broad and flattened heads — could grow to more than 40 feet long, giving visitors a rare glimpse at the world's largest fish. At the time they arrived at the aquarium in June from Taiwan, one was measured at 15 1/2 feet and the other at 13 feet.
Also featured will be five beluga whales, two of them rescued from an amusement park in Mexico, in an 800,000-gallon tank.

Can you imagine anything big enough to hold these huge fish I have been to the Shed aquarium in Chicago several times and to the one in Gatlinburg Tenn. These two are huge but Atlanta will make them seam small!

Thought for the day, my grandpa use to say son, life is like water seeking the easy way to go, so try to go with the flow!


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