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Fly on the Wall 

May 15, 2008

Life in the Lagoon

Curious about how the Lagoon’s new inhabitants are faring? Diego, an 80-pound green sea turtle, joined the blacktip reef sharks and rays in the Lagoon about three weeks ago and it took a little while for the other animals to get to know the “new guy.”

Diego’s caretakers say he’s a bit like a big lumbering puppy – curious about everything. At first, when Diego would swim toward the rays, they tended to scatter out of the way (eighty pounds of innocent curiosity might startle you too!). But now that they’ve spent a few weeks together, the rays have grown used to having Diego around and are not so surprised by his neighborly visits.

For a closer look at how the Lagoon’s residents and research collections are making their way to Golden Gate Park, check out this recent QUEST radio story, accompanied by a great slideshow:

Filed under: Aquarium,Great Migration — Helen @ 9:23 am

1 Comment »

  1. I think that the new lagoon is a great way for people to experience the wonders of the sea community. The Academy of Science it self is an eco-friendly building and is a way that we can educate our selves on the beauty of this planet

    Comment by Ryan Burbridge — May 27, 2008 @ 9:50 pm

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