November 23, 2017

National Aquarium overhaul creates coral ecosystem

BALTIMORE (AP) — The National Aquarium in Baltimore has overhauled what once was a drab, leaky, concrete tank of mostly sting rays, adding 1,000 animals and 3,000 hand-sculpted coral replicas to create a colorful and massive new centerpiece exhibit.

The exhibit had always been popular but became dated, and it is now teeming with new life after the $12.5 million renovation. The tank now includes 65 different animal species, including a beloved 555-pound, three-legged green sea turtle named Calypso.

This week, the aquarium added 20 new blacktip reef sharks from Australia to help complete an ecosystem that replicates endangered

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/national-aquarium-overhaul-creates-coral-ecosystem-154131024.html