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Saint Louis Aquarium- Opening 2018

Discussion in 'United States' started by jayjds2, 9 Aug 2016.

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    Very interesting! The article states that the proposed aquarium will be 75,000 sq. ft., thus making it triple the size of a typical Sea Life. Also, the idea of attracting a million visitors per year is an ambitious one considering that the Greater Cleveland Aquarium has been struggling to get 300,000 visitors each year since it opened in 2012. However, the city of St. Louis is clearly a place where people support zoological facilities as the zoo is one of the best in the nation and there are a number of small zoos in the surrounding area. I will point out that "World Aquarium" is in St. Louis, inside the bowels of the kid-friendly City Museum, and it is the strangest aquarium that I've ever toured.
     
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    @snowleopard:

    The World Aquarium actually has moved locations. The City Museum and the Aquarium had a disagreement, and seeing as how the aquarium was in the museum, the museum obviously won and the aquarium had to move out. There's more info in the news thread for the World Aquarium.
     
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    Do they mean the "one-of-a-kind" multi-species shark tank that is a main feature of almost every aquarium?
     
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    No, I think in the spirit of the age it will involve predatory entrepreneurs and venture capitalists
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    Still a main feature of most 21st century aquariums :p
     
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    The link below is from last month and so it contains some updated information in regards to the St. Louis Aquarium. There is even a short movie that literally looks like a film that would be released in theaters during its first minute or so...an interesting advertisement for the facility. The logo for the aquarium has an image that looks suspiciously like a sea otter, even though those animals are not featured in the mini-movie. Perhaps river otters or small-clawed otters?

    St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station shares vision of completed project
     
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    The otters shown in the video are in a tropical-looking tank that also has what appear to be Asian fish in it, so appear to be small-clawed based on that. The logo does, perhaps misleadingly, resemble a sea otter.
     
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