Saturday, July 12, 2008
Man Made Wonder or something else?
Every time I catch the documentary Man Made Wonder : Okinawa Aquarium on Discovery Channel, I had mixed feeling about it.
When it talks about the Aquarium was built, it always kept me in awe ... how the tanks were built, right up to how the thick glass tank was made, how big the tanks are, how they recreate the environment for the fishes, the design and so on (even till how it will fare against earthquakes)
Heck ... it even got me rather interested in visiting this Aquarium if I am ever at Okinawa.
But then again, watching the three whale sharks in a tank got me thinking ... if I am a whale, I will be wondering "What have I done to deserve this? this life time jail sentence without the chance of parole"
I'm sure if you had watched Finding Nemo, you will know what I am talking about.
Yes, the tank that house the whale shark look huge to us but for a creature so huge, it will be like being trap in your house. Can you imagine, day in day out, living in that small container?
The show keeps lapping on praises on the various makers of this Aquarium and I wonder how would they like it if they are made to stay in the Aquarium that they built for one year ... no wait, ten years ... no wait ... how about rest of their lives? Would they still be so proud of their work?
Animals don't do that to other animals .... and I wonder if it's Man Made Wonder or Man Made Atrocities