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Fly on the Wall 

July 15, 2008

Giant sea bass arrives

What does it take to move a giant sea bass? For starters, seven aquatic biologists, excellent pallet jack maneuvering skills, and a willingness to get a little wet.

The sea bass waited patiently as the biologists steering the transport container navigated some complicated turns and a few obstacles (like cords, in the photo below, left). After getting acclimated to the water from its new habitat, and splashing around a bit, the large fish was positioned in its sling. Then the biologists hoisted it up and into the tank (below, right), where it joined five California moray eels and a pair of horn sharks.
Headed to the tankInto the slingReady to hoist

Filed under: Aquarium,Great Migration — Helen @ 4:52 pm

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