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Jan 9, 2015

SHARKS ARRIVE AT SEA LIFE MICHIGAN - Inside Scoop and Ticket #Giveaway {ends 1/28/14}

Disclosure: I have received admission to SEA LIFE Michigan in exchange for this promotional post.  

I have to tell you, yesterday was an experience. I was invited to join a few other bloggers, media personal and the young environmentalists to welcome one Nurse shark, three Blacknose sharks and two Bonnethead sharks to their new home at the SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium.


The creatures arrived in a transport truck, and after some testing and preparation, were rushed inside via stretchers by trained aquarists. The sharks were then placed into a small, connected acclimation tank before swimming off into the main ocean tank. 



“Great care is taken in transporting the SEA LIFE animals,” said Curator Lucy Handel. “There is a trained crew of three in the truck checking water parameters at regular intervals, looking at ammonia levels, oxygen, temperature and pH.” 



Many of the other creatures, including Moray eels, seahorses and stingray, have already been delivered to the aquarium, with the remaining inhabitants arriving within the next week, allowing them time to settle in before the attraction opens to the public at noon on Jan. 29. 



SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium will feature 22 tanks in highly themed, engaging exhibits, including a 180-degree ocean tunnel and interactive touchpools. SEA LIFE’s conservation messaging will be included throughout, inspiring guests to take an active role in protecting the world’s oceans and sea creatures.

Tickets to SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium are now available online at www.visitsealife.com/michigan/buy-tickets at special pre-opening rates.

About SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium

SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium is a 35,000-square-foot aquarium slated to open in Auburn Hills, Mich.-based Great Lakes Crossing Outlets(Right by Rainforest Cafe). As the 7th SEA LIFE location in the United States, and the 42nd in the world, SEA LIFE Michigan will feature engaging, educational and one-of-a-kind experiences that bring guests nose-to-nose with more than 5,000 amazing creatures, including sharks, stingrays, jellyfish, sea horses and much, much more. SEA LIFE provides a glimpse of the diversity of marine life while also playing an active role in animal and environmental conservation. Visitors will see strong evidence of SEA LIFE’s Breed, Rescue and Protect activities around the world, including new projects developed locally. For more information, visit www.visitsealife.com.  

As a special thank you to our fans, Sea Life is offering a great giveaway. One lucky Metro Detroit Mommy fan will receive 4 tickets (for one visit each), 4 behind the scenes tour tickets, 1 souvenir guidebook and 2 gifts from the retail store.  Enter below for your chance to win!  

Metro Detroit Mommy Blogger:

44 comments :

  1. I would take my two little boys and we would love to see all of the animals!

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  2. My son is anxiously waiting to visit this aquarium. He is a marine biologist in training at the early age of 6.

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  3. I would take my husband and 2 girls. We've been looking forward to this opening since we heard about it. We didn't get to see sharks at The Shedd Aquarium last fall so we really want to see them.

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  4. My best friends kids! What a great learning experience!

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  5. Would LOVE to take my almost-1 year old! :)

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  6. we LOVE sting rays but honestly would enjoy them all

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  7. I would take my children and husband and we would love to see the sharks.

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  8. I would take my children and husband and we would love to see the sharks!

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  9. I'd love to take my kids and I'm looking forward to seeing the sharks.
    snowwolf222@yahoo.com

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  10. I will be taking my grandson and husband....they both want to see the sharks!

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  11. My girls! We would explore everything!

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  12. I would take my daughter. She just loves sea horses and jellyfish :)

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  13. I'd take my nieces. They've never been to an aquarium. They'd love it. I can't wait to see the Giant Pacific Octopus.

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  14. I would love to take my sons!
    Nicole

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  15. I don't know who is more excited to see the sharks... my wife or my son! It would make a great family trip for the 3 of us plus jr.s favorite cousin. Especially the behind the scenes tour! That would be awesome!

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  16. i would take my kids who would be most excited to see the sharks!!

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  17. I am taking my 3 kids. They are going to love this!! I can't wait to see the underwater tunnel.

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  18. I would be taking my husband and my four year old daughter. Seeing the joy on their faces would be priceless!!!

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  19. I would take my son and daughter, I think they would love the Sharks!

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  20. I would take my kids! they're 5 & 2, they'd LOVE it!

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  21. I would take my six and five year old sons. They really want to see sharks and seahorses!

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  22. I would take my son and his girlfriend or maybe my grandkids.

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  23. I would take my husband and 3 kids. We cant wait to see the sharks!!

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  24. We cant wait to see all of it. We love aquariums!

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  25. My husband and I would be taking our boys, ages 4 and 1. They want to see the sharks!

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  26. So excited for this! My daughter is excited to for the touch pool area!

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  27. I would take my husband, soulmate/BFF love of my life, who loves all animals as obsessively as I do. We'd also take a few of our young adult kids that love animals too. I would be excited to see all of the animals. I'm eager to meet the Octopus because I've never seen one up that close before. I'll be happy to see the stingrays because it will bring back happy memories of when my husband and I got to swim with, pet and hand feed stingrays earlier this year, they are SOOOO sweet! The interactive touching pool will be wonderful as any hands on interactions with animals are.
    manifestmiracles@live.com

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  28. I would take my family and we would love to see the sharks!

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  29. I would take my son and daughter...they would love seeing the jellyfish! :)

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  30. My Kids! They would love to see all the sea life and sharks!!

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  31. My husband and kids and we would like to see seahorses.

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  32. I would take my kids and husband. Everyone would absolutely love the sharks and stingrays!

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  33. I would love to be able to take my son here. He'd love it!

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  34. I would love to take my son and daughter. They both would love to see sharks

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  35. my niece and nephew they want to see the jellies

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  36. I would take my daughter, my niece, and my husband! I am very excited for the stingrays!

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  37. I would take my mom! She really wants to go. We are excited to see the sharks and stingrays :).

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  38. I would like to take our granddaughter. I think she'll enjoy seeing the stingrays and sharks.

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  39. I would take my kids and we would love to see the sharks.

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  40. I would take my husband and kids. We would really love seeing the stingrays.

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