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Largest Aquarium bought the two largest sharks

June 5 2006

Two female whale sharks - Alice and Trixie - were presented yesterday at a new exhibition of Georgia Aquarium. They arrived there the night before.

They joined the two males of the same species - Ralph and Norton. Reservoir, which contains the giant fish, holds 22.8 million gallons of water. The four sharks - the only ones of their kind, demonstrated outside Asia.

Females flew the length of 13,000 kilometers from Taipei, Taiwan, the United States. Further, from the international airport Hartfield-Jackson police escort accompanied them. Around midnight, whale sharks have launched a new habitat.
Now both females have a length 3,3 and 4, 2 meters, respectively, and they grow to 12 meters.

As the two male shark was a teenager, in the next few years, expect the addition of the offspring is not necessary. In general, the tank of sharks can accommodate six such instances.

Georgia Aquarium, which opened November 23, 2005, the year will take up to three million visitors. This figure is twice the highest expectations of its creators. All in all, this unique marine complex are more than 100,000 species of fish, reports CNN .

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