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7793
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The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores has been closed to the public for nearly three years. During that time, the $25 million expansion has tripled its space and increased the full-time staff from fourteen to forty. The planned date for reopening is May 19, 2006. During the closure, many of the animals were given away or loaned to other aquariums, science centers, and teaching facilities. The aquarium will be stocked with 3,000 aquatic animals, including jellyfish, river otters, tiger sharks, sea nettles, and triggerfish. A highlight of the Living Shipwreck exhibit will be a replica of the German submarine U-352, which was sunk off North Carolina in 1942 by the U.S. Coast Guard cutter ICARUS.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 12, May 2006, p146-148, 150, 152-154, il Periodical Website
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7898
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After closing two-and-a-half years for expansion and renovation, the Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium reopened in May 2006. Lea discusses the renovation project and describes exhibits in the mountain, Piedmont, coastal plains, and ocean galleries. The simulated environments have been praised as being indistinguishable from the real thing. Of the three state aquariums, the one at Pine Knoll Shores is the only one with access to natural seawater for the exhibit tanks.
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Metro Magazine (NoCar F 264 R1 M48), Vol. 7 Issue 6, June 2006, p22-30, 32, il Periodical Website
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24214
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This article presents the renovations taking place at Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium in North Carolina.
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7880
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The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores has been closed to the public for nearly three years during its $25 million expansion. The aquarium reopened on May 19, 2006. In comparing the old and new structures, the largest display increased from 12,000 gallons to 306,000, square footage from 29,000 to 93,000, and the full-time staff from fourteen people to forty-five people. The aquarium has broadened its focus, and the new theme is “North Carolina's aquatic life from the mountains to the sea.” Five galleries showcase the state's major aquatic zones. The attendance is projected to double from 250,000 to half a million.
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