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June 3, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Travel & Deal blogger
If you're going to read a book underwater, "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" might be the perfect selection. That's what's happening Saturday at the Sea Life Carlsbad Aquarium when a diver will plunge to the bottom of the 200,000-gallon aquarium to read the Dr. Seuss classic. And it won't sound like a bunch of glub, glub, glubs. Aquarium spokeswoman Crystal Kranz explains that the diver wears a two-way communication mask that allows visitors to hear the story -- and ask questions from the other side of the glass.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2011 | By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun
William Donald Schaefer, the dominant political figure of the last half-century of Maryland history, died Monday after a "do-it-now" career that changed the face of Baltimore while bringing a burst of energy to the city he loved. He was 89. Schaefer, who had recently been treated for pneumonia, died at a retirement home in Catonsville, Md. In four terms as mayor and two as governor, Schaefer was a champion of big projects that transformed Baltimore: the Harborplace retail and restaurant complex, Oriole Park baseball stadium at Camden Yards, the National Aquarium, a convention center and a light rail.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 2011
The theme of this 18-and-over event is "science fair," but there's nothing nerdy about the after-hours celebration at Night Dive. Guests can unleash their inner mad scientist and enjoy live music from We Barbarians, Eugene & the 1914 and the Commotions, not to mention DJs, lectures on subjects such as octopuses and algal blooms and a special art exhibit from sculptor Bruce Gray. Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach. 7-11 p.m. Fri. $12.95. (562) 951-1630. http://www.
TRAVEL
March 7, 2011 | By Terry Gardner, Special to the Times
The Georgia Aquarium , still a relative newcomer to the aquarium scene, will open its $110-million, 84,000-square-foot AT&T Dolphin Tales gallery next month, which includes an auditorium that seats about 1,800 people.  The centerpiece of the gallery is the theatrical show in which up to nine (the number varies) Atlantic bottlenose dolphins perform.  The lobby entrance to the dolphin gallery features a 25-foot-long underwater viewing window with three sections of interactive display options to educate guests about dolphins and dolphin conservation.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 2010
FAMILY Ring in 2011 by sleeping with the fishes at this family event from sundown to sunup at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Activities include touch time in the Shark Lagoon, fish feeding, a gallery exploration and a pizza party to watch the fireworks on the Queen Mary. Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach. 5 p.m. Fri. $70. (562) 951-1630. http://www.aquariumofpacific.org.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2010 | By Mike Boehm and Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
Four years ago, when the giant oil company BP donated $1 million to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, the contribution seemed like a good deal for both an oil company trying to burnish its environmental credentials and a venue trying to draw more visitors. Then, last month, a BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, causing one of the largest oil spills in U.S. history. With the BP Sea Otter Habitat set to open this week, a potential feel-good moment has turned into a public relations landmine.
WORLD
February 26, 2010
When you're shopping for a pair of Seven jeans or ankle boots, you don't expect to be met by a flood of saltwater and the imminent prospect of sharks. But shoppers at the Dubai Mall faced just that Thursday when the center's massive aquarium sprang a leak. Amateur video of the incident shows worried shoppers slogging about as water gushes from the tank. News reports in the Persian Gulf city-state referred to it as a minor leak and said it was quickly brought under control by maintenance workers with no harm done to the aquarium's inhabitants.
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