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Mall Aquarium in Dubai leaks after crack

Posted on Thursday, February 25th, 2010 at 6:43 pm by

A 2.6 million gallon aquarium at a mall in Dubai springs a leak. The aquarium, which features the world’s single largest acrylic pane (2.5 feet), was reported to have sprung a leak in a glass panel. Visitors began feeling as water poured out from the crack in this large aquarium which houses more than 33,000 fish, including numerous sharks. Security evacuated immediately following the incident. The chairman of Emaar, the mall’s developer, claimed that there was no leak, and in fact an “operating device” cause the overflow.

It took the work of six diver, with the assistance of other workers on the outside, to stop the water from flowing out. The crack was actually in an interior viewing tunnel, rather then the enormous viewing panel. Jokes around the Internet about inexpensive shark steaks began to appear quickly following the break of this story.

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2 Responses to “Mall Aquarium in Dubai leaks after crack”

  1. Mike Marks says:

    just damn….I raised heck when I had a protein skimmer malfunction and lost 30 gallons…

  2. Mark says:

    That’s what you get when you have more money than sense. This whole Dubai project is a joke and travesty. The decimated their ocean environment with palm islands yet that build an aquarium. I know a couple contractors working on tanks over there and the feeling is this emir has far more money than sense and everyone will just take him for all he’s worth. When everything dries up, including water from the leak) this place will be a ghost town.

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