Kon Tiki Expedition at about age 8. To see them swimming around in an aquarium is amazing, maybe if I get down to Williamsburg, Karin and I can visit her brother John and my friend Doug Gies who's an Astronomer at Georgia Tech http://www.chara.gsu.edu/~gies/ Sorry director of Graduate studies in Astronomy. We met on the folk circuit, he used to be a fiddler and some time accompanist for Morris Dancers. Geez its amazing how fast these people move on when you lose touch.
Anyway, I really want to see the Whale Sharks.
Thanks Mark, even though I saw it on TV I might have missed the opportunity to get down to Atlanta. (Seems to me Doug's in Savannah).
The Georgia Aquarium's two male whale sharks got some female companionship on Saturday, when they were joined by two females transported to Atlanta from Taipei, Taiwan.
Researchers are hoping the sharks will mate.
The females -- 11 feet and 14 feet long -- were flown more than 8,000 miles by UPS, which reconfigured a company B-747 freighter with advanced marine life support systems to carry them.
The pilot said they treated the massive fish like first-class passengers.
"As we were doing the descent, we asked to start down a little sooner to make a nice shallow descent, to not make things too uncomfortable back there for the whale sharks," UPS pilot Capt. Bob Crum said