October 1, 2016

OdySea Aquarium opening this weekend – ABC15 Arizona – KNXV

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – An aquarium that’s been under construction for months will finally open to the public this weekend.

OdySea Aquarium, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, will hold its grand opening on Saturday, September 3.

RELATED: 10 things to not miss at OdySea

The facility is 200,000 square feet and holds more than 2 million gallons of water. Owners plan to combine theme park-style entertainment with presentations of aquatic life.

OdySea features more than 50 exhibits, 30,000 animals and 500 species, according to a news release.

RELATED: Meet the otters at OdySea Aquarium

The aquarium also has the SeaTrek Experience, where guests

Source: http://www.abc15.com/entertainment/events/odysea-aquarium-opening-this-weekend

Florida Sportsman Expo Comes to Tampa

Visit the new FS outdoors show Oct.8 9.

For the 24th year, Florida Sportsman Magazine will host the Florida Sportsman Expo at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, October 8th and 9th. At the show you’ll find the popular series of informational seminars on how to improve your fishing and hunting, including top-notch technical, hands-on instruction on inshore and offshore fishing, plus you’ll find new seminars and seminar speakers covering the most popular trends in the Florida outdoors.

As always, the FS EXPO

Source: http://www.floridasportsman.com/2016/09/28/fs-expo-comes-tampa/

Divers stage underwater sword fight for Pirate Week at aquarium …

AUBURN HILLS — Two divers in black-and-white stripes and pirate hats took a swim with the fish Tuesday in the Ocean Tank at SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium for an underwater battle.

Floating among sharks, stingrays and various other ocean creatures, the two “pirates” in scuba gear engaged in a “sword fight” in front of a crowd of onlookers, at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills.

It was a one of the main events of the aquarium’s Pirate Week, running from Sept. 18-24.

The theme week was inspired by the increasingly popular parodic holiday International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Businesses have begun using the occasion for

Source: http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2016/09/underwater_sword_fight_highlig.html

Oklahoma Aquarium lowers admission cost for seniors – Tulsa World …

Aquarium senior rate

Aquarium senior rate

For a discounted rate, seniors can check out jellyfish and aquatic life at the Oklahoma Aquarium. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World