Georgia Aquarium Profit Soars, Tacoma Makes Waves, and Kansa City Plans to Built an Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium Profit Soars, Tacoma Makes Waves, and Kansa City Plans to Built an Aquarium

The aquarium industry is taking a completely new turn this week, with so many interesting stories to share with the whole world. From Georgia to Tacoma to Kansa City, here is what you need to know about the developing news on professional aquascaping this week.

Back in 2009, as shown on saporta report, Georgia Aquarium received financial support from Atlanta. As of September 10, 2018, report shows how the aquarium soared in revenue.

Georgia Aquarium’s financial support from Atlanta in 2009 led to soaring revenues

After Atlanta provided the Georgia Aquarium with $80 million in financing at favorable terms in 2009 to build a dolphin exhibit, the aquarium’s revenues soared by 23 percent, compared to the year before the exhibit opened. The return on the city’s latest financial support for the aquarium – up to $7.5 million – remains to be determined.

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It is expected that the aquarium will continue to grow and generate revenue. And the more it expands the more likely the revenue will shoot.

Tacoma Aquarium already opened to the public. And according to Alan Berner on Seattle Times, the aquarium is making new waves.

New Tacoma aquarium makes waves

The new Pacific Seas Aquarium at Tacoma’s Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is packed with plenty of wow, as could be seen on opening day. The Pacific Seas Aquarium at Tacoma’s Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium opened to the public on Friday.

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Apparently, this artificial marine construction is open to the public, which means if you haven’t been here and you are a fan of sea life, you should see this.

As Matt Campbell reports on the Kansas City, the council members are working towards raising $75 million to build an aquarium at the zoo.

Kansas City council members want to help build a $75 million aquarium at the zoo

“We’re looking at two ocean biomes, warmer water and colder water,” zoo director Randy Wisthoff said Tuesday. “We’ve got a number of species we’d like to bring in, a range of animals from sharks all the way to sea horses and jelly fish. We would take a look at sea otters and some things you don’t find in a lot of aquariums.”

Wisthoff said the zoo has identified a little more than $20 million in potential private funding.

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Should the project run smoothly, this aquarium will open its doors to the public for viewing comes the year 2021.


More operators are planning new aquascaping projects this week, with the goal of creating an attractive and safe environment for the marine life. If you would like to learn more about aquascaping design, do not hesitate to check out our home page.


New Aquarium Opens, Tennessee Aquarium Ranked High, and Worst Aquarium in USA Closes

New Aquarium Opens, Tennessee Aquarium Ranked High, and Worst Aquarium in USA Closes

Sea creatures in artificially replicated marine life have become a global attraction, with Aquascaping becoming a unique art of our time. And with the dynamism in the sect highly expected, there are interesting trends that you are better of knowing.

Stacia Glenn from The News Tribute reports that a new aquarium will be opening in Tacoma to create an impressive replication of the marine life.

The stars are ready for their close-ups as Tacoma’s new aquarium opens

The sea creatures have learned to get along, the water is a balmy 77 degrees and all that’s missing from the new Pacific Seas Aquarium are the visitors.

That will change Friday (Sept. 7) when Tacoma’s Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium opens the doors to its new $51.6 million project. It’s been four years of planning and building to bring to life the 35,000-square-foot aquarium, the largest capital project in the zoo’s 113-year history.

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The $51.6 million project took a long time to plan and work on. And come this Friday, the aquarium will open to visitors who love to see examples of the best marine life.

Another interesting thing in the sect this week, as reported by WTVC on News Channel 9 is the Tennessee aquarium being name one of the top ten in the world.

Tennessee Aquarium named one of TripAdvisor’s Top 10 aquariums in the world

Chattanooga’s own Tennessee Aquarium is soaking up some praise as TripAdvisor named it among its 2018 Travelers’ Choice list of Top 10 Aquariums in the world. At number seven on the list, our hometown aquarium beat out locations in Hawaii, Vancouver, and Japan. The Tennessee Aquarium is one of only four US aquariums on the list. Atlanta’s Georgia Aquarium made it to number three.

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This aquarium has become so popular, beating the likes of Hawaii, and is likely to become an attraction after Trip Advisor named it a top ten.

The worst that could happen is getting an aquarium close. But as Andrew Sheeler reports on, Morrow Bay aquarium is likely to close soon.

Morro Bay aquarium called ‘America’s worst’ will soon close — but is it really the end?

The city of Morro Bay could soon be without an aquarium for the first time in nearly 60 years. But as the Morro Bay Aquarium, run by the Tyler family since 1960, prepares to close its doors at 595 Embarcadero in September, a three-way partnership is looking at the possibility of opening a new, state-of-the-art marine science center in its stead.

That partnership — between Central Coast Aquarium, Cal Poly and the city of Morro Bay — is exploring the feasibility of just such a project.

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This aquarium has been coined the worst in America. And now the question that remains is whether this is the end of the road for it.


At least, we expect that the aquariums that have opened up and listed in the top ten of the world’s most popular to become an epitome of attraction in the artificial marine line. If you have never taken an interest akin to visiting a marine life, this is probably the best time.

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