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New Shreveport Aquarium Enters First Season

SHREVEPORT, Louisiana — The Shreveport Aquarium, which opened last November, is enjoying its first full season in the historic Barnwell Center in downtown Shreveport.

The aquarium features more than 3,000 different animals representing nearly 300 species showed in brightly colored coral reefs, shipwrecks, ocean caves, tropical lagoons and walkthrough tunnels. Northwest Louisiana flora and fauna are displayed in a special Bayou Dome.

Touch tanks feature sea creatures such as sea stars, sea urchins, stingrays and cleaner shrimp.

Designers claim the Shreveport Aquarium is one of the greenest building in the state, incorporating renewable energy, high-efficiency equipment, water recycling and innovative design.

The on-site restaurant SALT offers modern-creative cuisine coupled with southern-style and handcrafted libations.