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Moving Day at Great Lakes Aquarium

Updated: 06/30/2014 9:42 PM
Created: 06/30/2014 3:58 PM WDIO.com

Monday meant moving day for several of the new animals at the Great Lakes Aquarium.

The zebra shark, cownose stingrays, and some snapper fish were carefully transported from their holding tanks down below, to their new home in the Shipwrecks Alive! exhibit upstairs.

Barb Kellerman, senior aquairist, explained how it works.

"We want to make it a smooth transition for the animals. So we exchange some of the water in the holding tank with water from their new saltwater exhibit tanks. Then we let the animal acclimate for a few minutes before actually placing them inside the exhibit."

We were there when the zebra shark made the big move. And it was a success!

"These animals have been here for two months. So it's exciting for us to see them in their new home," she added.

The Shipwrecks Alive! exhibit opens on Thursday, and will be here for five years. Many of the fish and sea animals have come here from Australia!

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