on Environmental Science and Technology
Orleans Aquarium of the Americas
as one of the nation's leading aquariums, Audubon Aquarium of
the Americas is located along the banks of the Mississippi River.
The Aquarium contains numerous species from the Caribbean Sea,
the mysterious Amazon Rainforest, and of course the Mississippi
River and Gulf of Mexico.
within the 10,000 animals from 530 species are the Mississippi
River gallery featuring paddlefish and alligators, the Caribbean
Reef exhibit featuring a clear 30-foot-long tunnel surrounded
by beautiful aquatic creatures, and the Gulf of Mexico exhibit
boasting sharks, sea turtles and stingrays. There are also daily
public animal presentations, feedings, and exhibits.
interesting part of the aquarium for environmental professionals
is the Coastal Ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico/Mississippi Delta
wetlands. Rare white alligators can't be seen in other aquariums
to get there:
Roughly a 20-minute walk from the conference headquarters.
(2) Take bus
(3) Take taxi