The aquarium with the “World’s Largest Acrylic Panel” sprung a leak today. The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo began leaking water today. According to the Khaleej Times, the leak was quickly brought under control and “did not cause any environmental effect or harm to the species.” Apparently, no injuries to mall patrons were reported either, thankfully. The aquarium, which holds over 2 million gallons of water, is home to over 33,000 specimens of marine life, including over 400 sharks and rays.
And yes, multiple “news” sources have tried to play up the danger of this event due to the aquarium being “shark-filled.” In reality, a leakage at an aquarium filled with over 2 million gallons of water and over 400 sharks does have catastrophic potential, but the danger is due to the 2 million gallons of water, not the sharks in it.