Sometime in May, June, July, or August would be most ideal for me.
I vote for the Chattanooga aquarium - partly because it's close to me, but it's also a great aquarium for freshwater. It even has loaches.
Of course, GA aquarium is just across from my office, so I'm down for that any time
I'll do my best to meet up wherever it ends up being though.
zmo63 wrote: I vote for the Chattanooga aquarium - partly because it's close to me, but it's also a great aquarium for freshwater. It even has loaches.
The Georgia Aquarium is just 2 hours away from the Tennessee Aquarium. If I were to goto one, I'd might also want to goto the other since they are in close proximity. On different days of coarse.
Anytime of the year is fine with me. Just as long as I have plenty of time to plan, save some money, and make reservations. It would probably be a whole 3-4 day weekend vacation deal for me so I can relax a bit.
That Whale Shark is huge. I went last summer and the tank it is in is very impressive. I sat there and watched it for about 30 minutes.Jim Powers wrote:I would probably prefer the Chattanooga Aquarium since I haven't been there and and its within a days drive.
I wouldn't, however, mind seeing that incredible whale shark tank at Atlanta or the white sided dolphins at the Shedd again either.
The dolphins are also cool.
I havent been to the Tenn. Aquarium since it opened, but have heard it is very nice.
There are four Whale Sharks in that tank from 16-22ft. and they can grow to 30! So if you think they were large when you saw them, just wait.That Whale Shark is huge. I went last summer and the tank it is in is very impressive. I sat there and watched it for about 30 minutes.
I think I could sit there all afternoon and watch that tank. Its amazing!!
In the dead of winter (Maybe January 2010) and you want to get warm a couple days, you all should consider Tampa for a lovely aquarium (Florida Aquarium) which has a pet aquarium exhibit that is fantastic. Clown loaches, mature Yoyos, . . . and in another exhibit Penny, the otter I rescued. It is a nice aquarium because they have a large open area with free flying birds that makes you feel like you are outside but with air conditioning. The exhibit starts with freshwater surface water areas, and progresses through brackish and then salt water habitats. Not just the fish, but the reptiles, mammals and birds related to the environments. Then you can get on a boat and they do an ecotour out in the bay so you can see dolphins and birds in the wild.
Or at Busch Gardens there's a fantastic new exhibit called Jungala that includes very large Clown Loaches (with other fish, of course) and in the hippo tank thousands of wonderful cichlids.
There are many small aquariums like Mote Marine and Clearwater Marine Aquarium, which do rescues -- mostly dolphins and sea turtles. Lowry Park Zoo handles the injured manatees.
Or you all should meet up in Chattanooga, go to Atlanta, and then swing down to Tampa (only a 7 hour drive Ha Ha -- easy drive straight down I-75).
So far we have-
Tennesse Aquarium, Chattanooga
Monterey Bay Aquarium, SF
Shedd Aquarium, Chicago
Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta
Florida Aquarium, Tampa
Any other meeting suggestions?
Like Las Vegas, New York, or Los Angeles?
We can maybe do something on the East Coast this year, then on the West Coast next year. Then in Tampa and Chicago in the following years.
I'd really like to visit all these public aquariums in my lifetime.
Anyone want to suggest a meeting date? Summer, Fall, Winter, or Spring?
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