Asians and Aquariums have always been on shaky ground, but the forced closing has many schoolchildren in tears.
For anyone visiting a Chinese restaurant, the sight and smell of a greenish tank is a familiar part of the ethnic dining experience. Aquariums are common in restaurants. The problem is when visitors to an aquarium bring noodle cups and act like the tanks are tasting platters.
The Chinese will eat anything and make it look delicious. It is a characteristic that has many marine conservationists unhappy.
The displays took years to engineer and build. 40 ton tanks filled with luminous plumes danced on currents of specially engineered jets of water. The psychedelic color show was one few are able to see in the wild, making the exhibit a once in a lifetime event.