Tennessee Aquarium Loses Fish Due To Water Main Break

Friday, September 13, 2019

Tennessee Aquarium staff were called in late Thursday night in response to the water main break near downtown Chattanooga.

Its husbandry, operations and maintenance teams have been working since midnight to ensure the health of its animals. Unfortunately, it did lose four fish, some urchins, Anemones, and sea stars in the Vancouver Island exhibit.

These animals are very sensitive to warming waters and did not respond to attempts to chill the tank with ice.

The chillers in both buildings have been operational since 10 a.m. and all exhibits are back to their proper water temperatures," said Thom Benson. "We will re-open as soon as the water main near downtown Chattanooga has been repaired."

The Tennessee Aquarium would like to thank everyone for their concern. It will reopen when this water line is repaired.



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