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Feb 26, 2010 12:46 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Becky, Boy do I know all about getting seasick while diving. On my very first certification open dive I was chumming the fish. They didn't even talk about it during classes and 45ft down you can't very well ask! LOL

Stormy, I was watching that incident at Sea World. There is always a chance that something could happen when you work around animals. There are Hippos at Adventure Aquarium we don't get in the water with the Hippos. They have an out of view area for them to go into at night. Much like putting your horses in stalls at night there is good bedding, food and water for them. Their stalls are huge and the metal post and rails are as big as my waist. They are very gentle born and raised in captivity. Very use to human handling but their handlers take a lot of precautions. If they need something done in the viewing enclosure cleaning or maintenance they do it before the Aquarium opens or after it closes while the Hippos are still in their stall area. There is a separate team that generally cleans the Hippo tank , they go in at night. A year or two ago cleaning the Hippo Tank was featured on Dirty Jobs. Sometimes they needed someone first thing in the morning before the Hippo are let out into the public viewing area. Several times I have gone in to remove a dead fish or clean out a clogged drain. Remember I'm just a Volunteer they don't even pay me for this. LOL What an exciting hobby. :rofl:

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