October 16, 2018

Aquarium of the Americas: A 24th anniversary shared, a labor of love for aging animals

It’s hard for me to believe that nearly 24 years have passed since the Aquarium of the Americas first opened its doors. I remember exactly when it happened because we made our debuts at the same time.

It was the first weekend of September in 1990. The Aquarium opened on Saturday, and on Sunday my first column appeared on the Metro page.

My editor had asked me to write about the aquarium even though there had already been half a dozen stories in The Times-Picayune leading up to its opening. I knew I had to take a different approach.

So in my first

Source: http://www.nola.com/living/index.ssf/2014/06/aquarium_of_the_americas_a_24t.html