March 24, 2018

New Desert Museum aquarium exhibit to open

Looking for a barber, a surgeon or a soldier?

How about a sucker, a shiner or a stoneroller?

Whether one recognizes the names of these underwater dwellers or they just sound kinda fishy, the denizens of the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum new Warden Aquarium are fascinating to watch.

Opening Saturday, the aquarium is the Desert Museum’s first major new exhibit in a decade. The aquarium features several dozen species of fresh- and saltwater creatures in 14 tanks, representative of the waterways that once flowed through the Sonoran desert region to the Sea of Cortez.

The aquarium exhibition, called “Rivers to the Sea,” highlights the role