Whoops, We Did It Again.

CNN reports that earlier today our big, beloved Norton passed away.

Norton was another of the original whale sharks at the Georgia Aquarium, and you’ll likely remember that less than half a year has passed since we bid farewell to his tank mate Ralph.

There seems little else to say besides RIP, big guy.

12 Comments so far

  1. BTI (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 3:13 pm

    This is a sad story. Since no one understands why they are dying, I think it highlights the need for more extensive research on whale sharks.

  2. Broderick Smylie (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 8:20 pm

    Not a fan of this headline at ALL

  3. Mist 1 (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 2:00 am

    Is it wrong for me to ask for a refund on my annual pass?

  4. Kelly (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 8:38 am

    I think the aquarium needs to admit that they do not have the proper knowledge or facilities to care for these animals, which is sad considering two more whale sharks arrived from Taiwan two weeks ago.

  5. ed (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 9:54 am

    I think this is the funniest unintentionally funny post on metblogs ever.

  6. Maigh (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 9:50 pm

    @ Brokerick – I’m sorry to hear that.

    @ Kelly – AMEN. Shouldn’t there already be an on-line petition somewhere begging them to stop the insanity? Or was it my turn to start the revolt?

    @ Ed – It was perfectly intentional. (Blame my mother, the double amputee. She started it.)

  7. ed (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 12:51 am

    Its still one of the funniest posts ever. love the tone.

  8. tara (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 1:08 pm

    So would those who don’t want the aquarium to have the whale sharks rather they have been eaten in Taiwan? Thats what they do with them you know.

  9. Maigh (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 1:28 pm

    mmmmmm whale shark

    *smacking lips*

  10. ed (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 3:15 pm

    Shark actually is quite tasty.

  11. d.ortiz (unregistered) on June 18th, 2007 @ 10:16 am

    Who cares whether they are eaten once they are dead?

  12. codymc (unregistered) on June 19th, 2007 @ 10:52 am

    they say whale shark tastes like tofu — they call them tofu sharks — why you would eat a fish that tastes like beans instead of just eating beans is not something i completely comprehend.

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