Proposed New Aquarium To Replace One Destroyed By Hurricane Katrina

by | Nov 4, 2014 | Equipment, Fish, Science, Tanks | 0 comments

marine lifeHurricane Katrina happened almost 10 years ago and was one of the worst natural disasters the United States has ever seen. Katrina destroyed many peoples homes and businesses, all along the Mississippi and Louisiana Coasts. The city of Gulfport lost the Marine Life Aquarium to the hurricane in 2005. Gulfport is trying to welcome a new aquarium that is estimated to cost over $100 million dollars and to hopes to be one of the 10 largest aquariums in the United States. The location for the aquarium has not yet been disclosed, but sources say it has been in the works for months. Its exciting to see the City renovating and getting back on its feet after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, even all these years later. While the aquarium is still in the works, fingers crossed that we have a fantastic new aquarium in the future of Mississippi. MORE

  • Francis Yupangco

    Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.


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