In the 22 to 30 feet deep tank, there you can swim with the gentle giants such as the whale sharks, leopard whiprays, bowmouth guitarfish, zebra sharks, sawfish, and different species of rays.
Before the actual swim, we were given a typical do-and-don’ts brief. The don’t that their staff most emphasized was “Don’t touch the animals. Don’t ever touch the animals.” I know it’s tempting but it’s for the best.
We were not allowed to touch the animals. However, they didn’t warn the animals not to touch us. Guess what, the whale shark bumped me with its tail. I swear I did my best to avoid the whale shark but it is so big that it couldn’t get avoided in just a few seconds. That butt high five of that big thing to me made me smile.
Every time I see ANY stingray near me, I get nervous. Why? Stingrays aren’t scary. STINGrays aren’t scary. Luckily, I got out of the aquarium without feeling any pain. Just don’t hurt them and they won’t sting you!
The Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the entire world from its opening in 2005 until 2012, when it was surpassed by Marine Life Park in Singapore, but it still remains at the biggest aquarium in USA.
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