October 2, 2008

Fish Faces Wanted at the NC Aquariums

fish face
(Unfortunately for Mrs Jolie, her entry was declined once it was learned that she was a professional actor)

NC Aquarium News Release
Published: October 1, 2008

Can you grin like a grouper? Frown like a flounder? Mug like a mackerel?
The North Carolina Aquariums invite you to put your best features forward at
http://www.showusyourfishface.com/.


Anyone who properly puckers up can upload an image of a fish impersonation, download a North Carolina Aquariums Fish Face ID card, and compete for great prizes.

Aquarium guests earn a gift on the spot when they present their Fish Face IDs at one of the three state-operated Aquariums on Roanoke Island, at Pine Knoll Shores and at Fort Fisher.

Visitors to the Fish Face website also can vote for their favorite faces. Every month, Aquarium judges consider the top vote getters and choose one winner for a basket of North Carolina Aquariums Gift Shop goodies.

The monthly champions and Aquarium patrons who checked in with their Fish Face ID cards are entered in a drawing for an annual grand prize — a family beach vacation weekend. The getaway includes:
 A one-year family membership in the North Carolina Aquariums
 A private behind-the-scenes Aquarium tour
 Hotel accommodations and dinner for two nights

Founded in 1976, the three state Aquariums share the mission, “inspiring appreciation and conservation of North Carolina’s aquatic environments.” The Aquariums advance this mission largely through engaging family experiences, said Aquariums Division Director David Griffin.

“‘Show Us Your Fish Face’ is fun and it’s interactive,” he said. “That’s what the Aquariums are all about.”

The Aquariums are under the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Regular operating hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Call 1-800-832-FISH or see http://www.ncaquariums.com for more information on the Aquariums.
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