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Taking a Look Back: 2016

Taking a Look Back: 2016

December 31, 2016

2016 has been quite the memorable year! The past 12 months have consisted of welcoming more than two million guests, participation in various research and conservation efforts, exciting grand openings of new galleries and presentations, educating thousands of students, honoring our nation’s military heroes, and more. Take a look below with us as we reflect on the past year’s amazing moments and look forward to an even more exciting 2017:

Grand openings, magical moments and expert animal care: 

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Festival of the SEAson 2016

Festival of the SEAson makes a splash during the holidays!

December 9, 2016

Written by Erin Horne, Public Relations Intern

 It’s finally December, and Georgia Aquarium has become fully submerged in the holiday season! We’ll be celebrating our underwater holiday extravaganza, Festival of the SEAson, throughout the month of December with a wide variety of events appealing to visitors of all ages.

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Release of Rescued African Penguins in South Africa 

And They're Off!
Georgia Aquarium Releases Rehabilitated African Penguins in South Africa

December 8, 2016

Today is a great day! Earlier this morning, in coordination with the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), we helped release 23 rescued and rehabilitated African penguin chicks at Stony Point in Cape Town, South Africa. Over the years, more and more penguin chicks have been stranding, averaging between 600 and 900 birds a year. These penguin chicks need help due to a lot of factors, such as oil spills, food shortage, and degrading habitats. Check out the photos from the release below, and visit our Facebook page to watch the Facebook Live video of the release here

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