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Latest Georgia Aquarium Stories

2008-07-02 09:00:31

By RUSS BYNUM JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - Weighing 150 pounds and strong enough to require five men to wrestle her out of her saltwater tank, Dylan the sea turtle is ready to be set free after nine years in captivity and a final checkup by her veterinarian. Dylans release has been in the works for more than a year. The loggerhead sea turtle left her home at the Georgia Aquarium in May 2007 to live at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, where the staff could prepare her to live on her...

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2007-06-13 17:12:59

ATLANTA -- Georgia Aquarium officials say it may be months before they know what caused Wednesday's death of another whale shark, the second this year at the only facility outside Asia that displays the huge, rare fish. Norton's death also came only a few weeks after two new whale sharks arrived at the aquarium from Taiwan. At the time, Taiwan fishery officials had said they were satisfied the aquarium provided the quality care the young whale sharks - named Yushan, which means "Jade...

2007-01-12 09:47:44

ATLANTA (AP) - A prized whale shark at the world's largest aquarium died Thursday night, the second death of a popular animal at the center in 10 days. Ralph, one of four whale sharks in the only such exhibit outside Asia, arrived at the Georgia Aquarium in June 2005 from Taiwan, where he had been destined to become seafood. The cause of death was not immediately determined. "Recently, he has not been eating well and has had some unusual swimming patterns," aquarium spokeswoman Donna...

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2006-06-05 16:01:05

ATLANTA - The world's largest aquarium has added two of the world's largest fish. Two female whale sharks - Alice and Trixie - went on display Sunday after arriving the night before at the Georgia Aquarium. They joined two male whale sharks, Ralph and Norton, in their 6 million-gallon tank. The four sharks are the only ones of their kind on display outside of Asia. The females were flown more than 8,000 miles from Taipei, Taiwan. They received a police escort from Hartsfield-Jackson...

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2005-11-24 10:23:47

ATLANTA -- Tom Corvin was only in town from Kansas City to visit family and didn't even know Wednesday was the opening day for the Georgia Aquarium, the largest of its kind in the world. Standing in a sort of aquatic petting zoo at the aquarium - where people can touch horseshoe crabs, sea stars and hermit crabs - he said he liked what he'd seen but had just gotten there. That was before he walked up to the aquarium's main attraction - two whale sharks, the world's largest fish species....