Aquariums aren’t all that bad

It might seem like aquariums are cruel, keeping rightfully-grumpy animals in captivity.

UNDERDONE shark sick of docent
Sure he’s a volunteer, but this docent needs to change up his material.

But many aquariums do a lot of good stuff. They rehabilitate injured or sick animals, do tons of valuable research, like at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Most importantly, they hope to inspire a love of nature in young people.

UNDERDONE anemone boy
And they laughed at Kurt for rubbing clownfish slime all over himself. Well who’s laughing now?

They also inspire some daring and crazy escapes.

UNDERDONE mimic octopus escape
After many days of calculations, the mimic octopus seized its opportunity and made an incredible escape.

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