November 19, 2018

The Living Planet Aquarium prepares for relocation

SANDY — The Living Planet Aquarium will soon be closing its doors as workers prepare to move fish, penguins, sharks, otters and other animals to a new facility in Draper.

The new building is definitely designed to be an aquarium where this building was kind of retro-fitted to be an aquarium,” said Austin Strebel, Visitor Experience Coordinator for the aquarium.

Some of the fish can be moved to the new aquarium in five gallon buckets, while other animals will have to be moved in special vans with oxygen and heating equipment.

“When we’re moving fish, the water parameters are huge. We have to