Cristobal’s driftwood to get new home at Aquarium

Published 11:22 am Monday, June 15, 2020

(AP) — Tropical Storm Cristobal left a big mess on beaches along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, but that created an opportunity for the Mississippi Aquarium.
The Gulfport facility plans to recycle driftwood left by the recent storm, media sources reported.
With permission from Harrison County Sand Beach Authority, aquarium staffers have been gathering pieces that will become part of the habitats at the aquarium still under construction in Gulfport.
“They’re very beautiful. They’re going to look great in our exhibits,” said Alison Goetz, one of the aquarium’s animal care specialists who worked to move a huge section of wood from the beach to a trailer.
The aquarium was originally scheduled to open in April, but the cornavirus pandemic has an indefinite delay on those plans.

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