Georgia Aquarium: Keepers of the Deep on WXXI-TV

Georgia Aquarium: Keepers of the Deep on WXXI-TV

Sun, 05/23/2010 - 11:30pm

Pictured: Whale Shark

Get up close and personal with creatures at the Georgia Aquarium.

Go behind the scenes to see how scientists, engineers, and veterinarians are creating and managing the Georgia Aquarium, the world's newest and largest aquarium. Management and care of the vast array of fish and mammals requires new techniques and technologies, and many species can now be studied in-depth for the first time. Medicine, biology, zoology, environmental science and engineering all come to play in creating this new aquarium adventure.

Georgia Aquarium: Keepers of the Deep airs Sunday, March 23 at 11:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT 21.1/cable 1011 and 11).

Georgia Aquarium: Keepers of the Deep brings viewers up close and personal with creatures at the Georgia Aquarium, including whale sharks, beluga whales and a couple of spunky sea otters named Oz and Gracie. Go behind the scenes to see how scientists, engineers and veterinarians maintain the world's largest aquarium, located 300 miles inland of the nearest ocean.

In November 2005, Bernie Marcus, philanthropist and co-founder of the retail giant Home Depot, opened the doors to the Georgia Aquarium. Measured by water volume, at more than eight million gallons, the Georgia Aquarium is the largest in the world, housing forty-six exhibit displays and encompassing nearly 100 habitats of aquatic life.

Learn how medicine, biology, zoology, nutrition, environmental science and engineering each play a vital role in the management of the aquarium, since every animal and plant, as well as water and light source, needs exquisite care to thrive.

Learn about animal husbandry and how designated teams of biologists, engineers and veterinarians work around the clock, 24-hours a day, seven days a week, to care for the aquarium's growing population of animals.

And most importantly, learn about the important role the aquarium plays in teaching visitors about the relationship between humans and the well being of the planet's sea life.

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