Behind the Scenes at the Georgia Aquarium

Whale Shark

Whale Shark

Have you ever wondered how large public aquariums keep their tanks lit, water filtered, and livestock fed? Well, this sneak peek behind the scenes at the Georgia Aquarium should shine a little light on whatever curiosities one might have in regards to handling these massive, multi-million gallon systems.

The world famous Georgia Aquarium houses thousands of different fish, invertebrates, corals, and aquatic mammals in their 8 million gallon system. This figure of course includes both freshwater and saltwater exhibits. Of that 8 million gallons, 6.3 million is dedicated to the aquarium’s most popular residents, the whale sharks. The aquarium has had up to 6 of these magnificent creatures, two of which had previously died. See below for several pictures of the Georgia Aquarium.