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Fins up! Georgia Aquarium to

create shark habitat in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Aquarium has announced it’s adding a new shark exhibit featuring a viewing gallery to give visitors a close-up view of the animals.

It’s set to open in 2020, and the aquarium says it wants to showcase the important role sharks serve in oceans.

The aquarium made the announcement Tuesday. Plans call for the saltwater exhibit to feature floor-to-ceiling windows, and the aquarium says that potential species being considered include hammerheads, sand tiger sharks and sandbar sharks.

The aquarium also announced that it will extend its main entrance out into a plaza area as part of its overall expansion plans.

Construction is set to begin in April.

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