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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....


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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