Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

08 Aug 2002, 16:37 p.m.

At some point in the future, Leonard and I are…

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At some point in the future, Leonard and I are going to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Not this one in New Orleans. Best quotes:

Ten aquarium visitors, including four children, fell into a shark tank and thrashed around in terror for up to 15 minutes with the animals swimming beneath their kicking feet before they were pulled out.

No one was seriously hurt, though one of the children, a 2-year-old girl, later woke up screaming in the night.

The visitors fell in Wednesday night when a catwalk over the water collapsed.


Erin Rooney, 14.... "I never wanted to go near the sharks, and the worst part is I was scared to go on the catwalk and people were making fun of me for not wanting to go on it."


Officials said the guests were in little if any danger.

"We didn't have `Jaws' in the aquarium or anything like that," said Ron Forman, president of the Audubon Institute, which runs the aquarium.