4 out of 5 Dreamers recommend DBLL
Located at the North End of the Olympic Centennial Park, Atlanta’s Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium… in the world (inside joke for Jeremy Clarkson fans). It contains more than 8.5 Million US gallons (32, 000 Litres) of water and 120,000 animals!
The Aquarium is also unique in that it is the only aquarium outside of Asia to house a whale shark (it has four). The massive animal was transported at a cost of $120,000 (donated by UPS) via a combination of huge transport planes, trucks and boats to Atlanta. They swim in a special 6.3 Gallon (24,000 Litre) tank along with manta rays and hammerhead sharks, but more importantly they were rescued from Taiwan’s then whale shark kill quota (which has since been abolished).
My favourite experience by far though, was definitely petting a bonnethead shark. It’s just a little shark, but it’s a shark none-the-less, and it’s harder than it looks. Sharks are very sensitive to the pulses your body gives off, and if you’re too excited they won’t come near you. In order to pet a shark, you have to pretend not to care until it comes over and lets you touch it (like playing “hard to get”).
When you’re in Atlanta, be sure you make time to stop by the incredible Georgia Aquarium.