|The Aquarium is a showcase of Pewabic Tiles|
The Belle Isle Aquarium needs your vote! They are in the running for $50,000 from the Pepsi Refresh Project. Monies will be spent to repoen the aquarium, which has been closed for the past couple of years.
The Belle Isle Aquarium is a valuable piece in the Detroit history puzzle. It was designed by notable architect Albert Kahn and opened in 1904. It was considered the finest aquarium in the world by experts.
When it was open, the aquarium had 60 exhibits with a total tank volume of 32,000 U.S. gallons and was home to over 1,500 fish of 146 species. The aquarium largely featured freshwater species native to the Great Lakes region, but also had salt-water species from around the world.
The aquarium made news in 2002 when one of its female white-spotted bamboo sharks gave birth to two young despite not having been near a male in six years in a suspected rare case of parthenogenesis.
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They need to stay in the top ten in order to receive funding!