Rare Blue Lobster Rules the Tank at New St. Louis Aquarium

A new aquarium opens up in St. Louis’ historic Union Station with a special guest of honor.

WORDS Tom Varner
December 2019
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Courtesy of St. Louis Aquarium

Sharks will swim where trains once traveled when the St. Louis Aquarium opens this month at historic Union Station. The $187 million, 120,000-square-foot facility will feature over 13,000 salt and freshwater species that will make their new home among the grand Romanesque archways, frescoes and gold-leaf detailing that once adorned the city’s iconic train station until its close in 1978. The attraction’s unofficial mascot will be a rare blue Atlantic lobster that was gifted to the aquarium by a restaurant in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, as a token of good will after the St. Louis Blues hockey team beat the Boston Bruins for the NHL championship. A naming contest on social media christened the lobster Lord Stanley, in honor of hockey’s trophy, the Stanley Cup.
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