in Time for Spring and Summer Breaks,
Aquariums across the U.S.
Open New Exhibits
of the Americas
- New Orleans' Aquarium of the Americas delves into the
realm of mythical creatures for an exciting new exhibit
opening March 8, 2000. The Aquarium of the Americas marks
its 10th Anniversary in 2000, and is celebrating with
the creation of a uniquely designed Seahorse Gallery.
The Seahorse Gallery will feature glowing exhibits to
draw visitors close to these amazing creatures. From tiny
Dwarf Seahorses, plump Potbelly Seahorses, to gossamer-like
seadragons that conjure up thoughts of mythical sea monsters
-- these animals will intrigue and delight visitors with
their unusual appearances and behaviors. The Seahorse
Gallery will feature several different encloses for adults
and young animals. Since most seahorses are rather small,
the gallery will have large, high-definition video monitors
showing seahorse eating habits, movement, and other behaviors.
Large models of seahorses, seadragons, and sea grasses
will be located throughout the 1,000 square-foot exhibit.
Visitors will also learn about the seahorse's natural
history, evolution, and mythology. Other unusual creatures
including pipefish and filefish will be highlighted in
the Seahorse Gallery. The Aquarium of the Americas is
located on the banks of the Mississippi River near New
Orleans' historic French Quarter. Opened in 1990, more
than 12 million people have visited the Aquarium of the
For more information:
(504) 378-2694 www.auduboninstitute.org
Melissa Lee (504) 378-2694 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cutline: Seahorses will make a big splash at the Aquarium
of the Americas in New Orleans beginning March 8, 2000. Photo
credit: David Bull/Audubon Institute
Aquarium of the Pacific
"Jellies: Phantoms of the Deep"
- Aquarium of the Pacific Long Beach "Jellies: Phantoms of
the Deep" · They have no eyes. No brain. No heart.
They are made up of 95 percent water and the rest - mineral
salt and protein. And yet, they are alive - pulsating and
drifting through coastal waters and icy ocean trenches. They
are truly phantoms: graceful and delicate, yet can wield a
painful sting when protecting themselves or capturing their
prey. They are sea jellies, or as popularly known jellyfish,
amazing animals that never cease to inspire and mystify humans.
Coming this summer to the Aquarium of the Pacific, "Jellies:
Phantoms of the Deep," will offer a new 2,500-square-foot
gallery dedicated to more than a dozen species of sea jellies,
including the awesome lion's mane jelly, a creature whose
tentacles can reach more than 100 feet in the wild. In addition,
the gallery will host the tiny umbrella jelly, the jelly "imposter"
called the comb jelly and many other intriguing species. The
jellies exhibit will remain at the Aquarium for 20 months
and will be displayed in a special exhibit gallery that will
feature new and exciting sea creatures every few years.
For more information:
(562) 590-3100 www.aquariumofpacific.org
Michele Nachum (562) 951-1676 email@example.com
Cutline: Very long tentacles characterize
the West Coast sea nettle. With no eyes, no brain and no heart,
this beauty is one of several species that can be found in the
Aquarium of the Pacific's new "Jellies: Phantoms of the Deep"