Positive signs for public aquariums
In more positive aquarium news, the state of Ohio was without a public aquarium for 26 years before the Greater Cleveland Aquarium opened its doors on January 21, 2012. In its first year of operation, the aquarium drew over 400,000 aquatic life lovers, thus becoming a financial success for both the aquarium and the City of Cleveland, which collected over half a million dollars worth of aquarium-related tax revenue. Thanks to its successful inaugural year, the Greater Cleveland Aquarium will roll out a new deep sea exhibit on February 16, 2013 as well as lower admission prices for everyone effective immediately.
Advanced Aquarist encourages all our readers to visit public aquariums either in your area or on your next vacation. Your support helps makes their education, research, and conservation efforts possible.