Saturday, March 19, 2011

ATLANTApix: The Dolphins are Coming, the Dolphins are Coming!

Georgia Aquarium
Whale Shark (top) and Giant Grouper (bottom)
at Georgia Aquarium
Exactly two weeks from today, on Saturday, April 2, 2011, Georgia Aquarium will unveil its new dolphin exhibit. The anticipation around the city is building at an alarming rate, or maybe that's just me. However, in chatting with friends and tourists, everyone I've spoken with is excited about their joining the Aquarium family.

AT&T Dolphin Tales promises to be a show unlike any other dolphin show on the planet. Their plans include some of the most accomplished dolphin trainers in the world, a signature 61-piece orchestra score, unique costuming, and an atmosphere only Georgia Aquarium could provide.

When you visit Georgia Aquarium to see the dolphins, remember to check out the five other galleries. I'm sure the dolphins will join the ranks of the Aquarium's other popular residents: the Whale Sharks (photo), the Beluga Whales, and the petting tank Cownose Rays.

I would be curious to know how many Douglas Adams fans are planning to go. Adams was the hilarious science fiction writer, known best for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, who postulated that dolphins are the second most intelligent creatures on Earth, mice, of course being the most intelligent (how else would they get so much free cheese just for navigating a simple maze), and humans coming in third.

I'm certain there will be many, many stories written about Atlanta's you, the press, Georgia Aquarium, and ultimately tourATLANTA, so come back in a couple of weeks for a full report on Atlanta's newest and most welcome residents.

ATLANTApix of the tourATLANTA blog features a "photo-of-the-day" of Atlanta. Come back tomorrow for a new one!

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