In this diptych from the Belle Isle Aquarium (America’s oldest operating aquarium, opened in 1904), Seven-year-old Carter Langdon of Macomb Township admires a flowerhorn cichlid fish, a variety of fish which no longer exists in the wild. Meanwhile, MSU grad student Ben Kamphuis looks away toward fish in an adjacent tank. In the bottom photo, Lindsey Lewis of Detroit and her son Trey Beavers, 7, check out a relief map of Belle Isle in a glass display case beneath the magnificent green-tiled ceiling of the Albert Kahn-designed building. The Aquarium is open 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays to the public.
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