Tennessee Aquarium staff were called in late last night in response to the water main break near downtown Chattanooga.
Our husbandry, operations and maintenance teams have been working since midnight to ensure the health of our animals. Unfortunately, we did lose four fish, some urchins, Anemones, and sea stars in our Vancouver Island exhibit.
These animals are very sensitive to warming waters and did not respond to attempts to chill the tank with ice.
We have restored chillers in both buildings and the situation has drastically improved in the past few hours.
The Tennessee Aquarium would like to thank everyone for their concern. We will reopen when this water line is repaired.