The new aquarium in Georgia is by all accounts a roaring success .
Unless you happen to be a whale shark, and then the Georgia Aquarium is cruel and unusual punishment that is only eased by death.
I had the opportunity to get a behind the scenes tour several months before it opened. It was very neat to stand on top of the tank and watch the whale sharks swim right beneath my feet, but it was a sad moment too, as I knew that they would be unable to keep these magnificent creatures alive for very long.
Showing schoolchildren a whale shark does absolutely NOTHING to protect those that are still in the wild.