The Central Coast Aquarium should honor their promise to release their two captive giant Pacific octopi. These are highly intelligent creatures. By purchasing display animals from local fishermen, they will only encourage more hunting and capturing for display purposes. The original Morro Bay Aquarium is an inhumane relic, a reminder of mankind’s dominance and subjugation of non-humans. Now the Central Coast Aquarium wants to carry on that outdated tradition of displaying captive, emotional, and sentient creatures. Is this really what we want to teach our children? Do we really want our own sad little Sea World here?
-- Mark Garman� - Cambria