I’m kind of excited about this. The Newport Aquarium has organized a trip to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta next month. I visited the GA a year or two ago and really enjoyed it. That time I was a regular visitor. This time a bunch of the NA Dive Crew will be going as a group. We will get to take a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the GA. IN ADDITION, we will get to scuba dive and/or snorkel in their LARGE tank. Let me try and put this in perspective for you. The large tank at the NA is just under 400,000 gallons of salt water. The large tank at the GA is about 6,200,000 gallons! Along with the myriads of fish and marine animals in the large GA tank are 4 Whale Sharks. These guys, as adults, run from 20 to 30 feet long – the longest recorded actually at 40 feet. These huge animals are – vegetarians – so there shouldn’t be anything to worry about – at least for us non-vegetables.
Here is a picture I took when I was at the GA. The large animal with the spots is a Whale Shark.