Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Water, Water, Everywhere

USA US-419137 received 05-30-2009

Sent by: MaryKunze
From: Portland, Oregon, USA
ID number: US-419137
Notes: If you think that this looks like an underwater tunnel, you would be correct.  It is part of the "Passages of the Deep" exhibit at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, Oregon.  From 1996 to 1998, the exhibit was home to Keiko the orca, star of the movie Free Willy.  Now, the Open Sea section of the exhibit, including this acrylic tunnel, is home to many species of sharks and rays, as well as mackerel, anchovies and salmon. Mary, the sender, said that she tried to walk through the tunnel, but it made her dizzy. I can definitely see how it might be disorienting. 

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