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Underwater Gallery for Aquarium (Aug, 1936)

Underwater Gallery for Aquarium

SHARKS are always intriguing to the curiosity—more so than lions; for you can less frequently get a good look at a shark. A professional shark hunter is now promoting plans for an open-water aquarium with, not tanks, but pens; and floating steel compartments from whose windows thrill seekers may watch the demons of the deep. The idea, as distinguished from its accomplishment, is very old; a medieval picture shows Alexander the Great in a (fabulous) submarine observatory.

6 comments
  1. phil says: August 15, 20082:33 am

    there should be a machine suspened over the tank that would allow a viewer to pop a coin into a slot
    thus dropping a small child or puppy into the pool, there is somthing simular where we go to feed the ducks

  2. Mike says: August 15, 20084:55 am

    Surely PETA would get upset about that puppy part.

  3. Neil Russell says: August 16, 20085:59 am

    The Mirage in Vegas has an aquarium like this, although they have dolphins rather than sharks in it. I loved it, I felt like I was standing in the observation nose of the Seaview

  4. Tim says: December 13, 20083:41 am

    would work as long as sea life was interested in swimming close enough to view. then there’s always the question of what to do during a hurricane?

  5. COMBO says: January 2, 20103:53 pm

    During a hurricane? Piss in the water, ofcourse.

  6. Firebrand38 says: January 2, 20103:59 pm

    Very sophisticated….

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