National Aquarium to get a makeover

Dolores

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For many decades, the National Aquarium has entertained and educated thousands and thousands of people and served as a sanctuary for endangered of injured marine life, including the endemic herd of manatees. But it needs attention, and last Friday, President Luis Abinader appointed a committee to oversee and coordinate the much-needed makeover.

The announcement comes in response to several stories and reports mainly in Listin Diario on the deteriorating conditions at the National Aquarium.

Spokespersons for the aquarium noted that a lot of work has been done with funds from their meager budget, but the influx of additional funding is much appreciated. The National Aquarium is a tourist attraction and educational destination.

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Kipling333

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Thank goodness something may be done for the Aquarium. It has fallen into a shadow of what it used to be but it has the potential to be a drawcard for locals and visitors . At the same time the off road parking areas could be expanded.
 

Auryn

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I went about 7 years ago and it was okay. They did have a few nurse sharks and most of the tanks had fish.

I went again last year and was surprised they were even open. The majority of tanks were empty and/or dirty. There was barely even anything to see.

This is great news. With the right management and investment, there could be a world class aquarium in the capital.