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Fish Abuse??
Just stumbled across this article.

What in ????  Who in the ??   Who was in charge of the Miami Marlins new stadium's attractions?

First, I posted about that stupid home run gadget that they have behind the outfield fence Fish Abuse?? Photo


and now this?!?!

Why would anyone think that installing fish tanks behind home plate would be a GREAT idea?!?  And why would the top brass of the Marlins approve it??!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/18/marlins-stadium-fish-aquarium_n_1353991.html
"By: Natalie Wolchover, Life's Little Mysteries Staff Writer

Published: 03/15/2012 02:29 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries

It's usually a bad idea to throw fastballs at a fish tank. Designers of the new Marlins baseball stadium in Miami have disregarded that maxim, and have installed two 20-foot-long tropical fish aquariums on the field directly behind home plate.

Marlins President David Samson says using aquariums as a backstop "screams Miami," but animal rights activists think it screams animal abuse. Experts on fish wellbeing are undecided on the matter.

First, despite their position in the line of fire, the stadium aquariums won't bust. According to Mat Roy, president of Living Color Aquariums, which manufactured the tanks, Marlins first baseman Gaby Sanchez helped test their extra-sturdy front panels by hurling baseballs at them. They didn't crack.

But even if the 100 fish inside the tanks are sure to stay wet, activists have another concern. "I can tell you even if the glass doesn't shatter, [stadium noise is] going to cause a tremendous vibration and disturb and upset the fish," Animal Rights Foundation of Florida spokesman Don Anthony told the local press.

To minimize vibrations from a stadium full of rowdy fans, the temperature-controlled aquariums are suspended on a flexible material called neoprene, but activists think that isn't sufficient. "No matter how many shock absorbers they build into the system, if there are thousands of fans screaming and jumping during a sporting event it's going to affect the fish in there," Anthony said.

So, will noise and stadium vibrations actually upset the fish?



Amrit Bart, professor of aquaculture and director of the Asian Institute of Technology in Vietnam, has studied the effects of vibrations and ambient noise on fish health and reproduction. "Our preliminary study showed that chronic exposure to low-frequency, high-amplitude sound may affect reproduction," Bart told Life's Little Mysteries.

He added that fish can hear and do respond to airborne noise, but that sound and vibrations are significantly attenuated when they enter fish tanks. The only feasible way to detect subtle declines in fish health due to noise and vibrations is to compare their rates of reproduction in acoustically quieted commercial fish farms with reproductive rates in noisy fish farms. Research shows that fish reproduction does suffer in the latter case, but in a small-scale setup like the Marlin stadium tanks, Bart said there is too little data to form a professional opinion about the fish's wellbeing.

The only solid information available is this: Marlins Executive VP for Ballpark Development Claude Delorme recently set up a pitching machine to launch baseballs at the tank with fish inside, and observed their response. "You would see a small reaction — they would move because they would sense something in that area," Delorme said.

One might ask: Besides dying, what other way do fish have of expressing their discontent?"

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13%a. Save Ariel!! Meanies!
6%b. Who's cookin fish? You're cookin....fish!
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6%d. So, that's where they got "BATTER UP" from!
50%e. Beans, are any of those fish ones that you caught?

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#2 | 885 days ago

Thousands of Fans?

my aren't we being optimistic.  
Beans, are any of those fish ones that you caught?  
  
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#1 | 885 days ago
Nick__ (+)

Here is a video showing the entire aquarium and it's location on the field.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Lxsbb-Cx5vA
Beans, are any of those fish ones that you caught?  
#2 | 885 days ago

Thousands of Fans?

my aren't we being optimistic.  
Beans, are any of those fish ones that you caught?  
#3 | 885 days ago

i'm sure the fish'll be fine. miami does need to be careful to screen their prospect pitchers for adhd before signing contracts though.
#4 | 885 days ago

hskrdave wrote:
Thousands of Fans?

my aren't we being optimistic.  
they were counting the occupants of the tank
#5 | 885 days ago

(Edited by richard_cranium)
Look I found Nemo!

Someone find Nemo...hurry! Meanies  
#6 | 885 days ago

Umm, it's Florida.  'Nuff said.
#7 | 885 days ago

ms_hippie_queen wrote:
i'm sure the fish'll be fine. miami does need to be careful to screen their prospect pitchers for adhd before signing contracts though.
and check for proper immigration papers............

It's okay to eat fish, cuz they don't have any feelings.

It's okay to hurl 98 mph fast balls at them too.  PLAY BALL!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4KanZJOPRk
#8 | 885 days ago

This is complete and utter animal abuse.  I mean the nerve of it!  Forcing those poor fish to watch Miami baseball.  How do they get away with it?
Beans, are any of those fish ones that you caught?  
#9 | 885 days ago

wonder if they will be the 100 that showed up to watch the games last year,our local little league drew more fans than the fish did last year
Beans, are any of those fish ones that you caught?  
#10 | 885 days ago

(Edited by ohwell_)
**** all y'all.  I'll be in the AC this year, in my new stadium, while y'all roast in the unseasonal sun and heat in your part of the country.


BTW,  No one lives in S Florida in the summer.  They all go north.   It's a ghost town here.
#11 | 885 days ago

wow a pq?

Yes I was being funny, but truthful.  It's not like I make it up.  I'm sure they will start strong in attendance, because of the new stadium.  But unless they are in one of their playoff years, (which is about every 7-8 years right?) they will be empty at the end.

And if no one is in South Florida during the summer, why is a team in Miami in the first place.
Beans, are any of those fish ones that you caught?  
#12 | 885 days ago

hskrdave wrote:
wow a pq?

Yes I was being funny, but truthful.  It's not like I make it up.  I'm sure they will start strong in attendance, because of the new stadium.  But unless they are in one of their playoff years, (which is about every 7-8 years right?) they will be empty at the end.

And if no one is in South Florida during the summer, why is a team in Miami in the first place.
It's spring.  
We're just lucky. 
#13 | 885 days ago

ohwell_ wrote:
**** all y'all.  I'll be in the AC this year, in my new stadium, while y'all roast in the unseasonal sun and heat in your part of the country.


BTW,  No one lives in S Florida in the summer.  They all go north.   It's a ghost town here.
(lol)
#14 | 885 days ago

ohwell_ wrote:
It's spring.  
We're just lucky. 
BEEEEEZEEEEERR!!!
Beans, are any of those fish ones that you caught?  
#15 | 885 days ago

It is a bit colorful, then again I like flowered shirts and hammocks. Besides, I think they have won a World Series in the last 100 years.

yes
Beans, are any of those fish ones that you caught?  
#16 | 885 days ago

(Edited by richard_cranium)
Beaneaters wrote:
It is a bit colorful, then again I like flowered shirts and hammocks. Besides, I think they have won a World Series in the last 100 years.

yes
I think they have won 2 of them, I might be wrong on that.
Someone find Nemo...hurry! Meanies  
#17 | 885 days ago

Beaneaters wrote:
It is a bit colorful, then again I like flowered shirts and hammocks. Besides, I think they have won a World Series in the last 100 years.

yes
I'm comparing them to the Cubs, do we need to really start counting?

:0)
Beans, are any of those fish ones that you caught?  
#18 | 885 days ago

richard_cranium wrote:
I think they have won 2 of them, I might be wrong on that.
Besides, the Cubs are on a pace to win two World Series within the next 350 years.

crying
Beans, are any of those fish ones that you caught?  
#19 | 885 days ago

(Edited by richard_cranium)
Beaneaters wrote:
I'm comparing them to the Cubs, do we need to really start counting?

:0)
Did you know that 6 of the 14 expansion teams in MLB have won a world series in the last 100 years?

Did someone send this poll to Glenda? She needs to see this.
Someone find Nemo...hurry! Meanies  
#20 | 885 days ago
John_Daly (+)

richard_cranium wrote:
Did you know that 6 of the 14 expansion teams in MLB have won a world series in the last 100 years?

Did someone send this poll to Glenda? She needs to see this.
Did you know that bees and dogs can smell fear?
#21 | 885 days ago

(Edited by richard_cranium)
John_Daly wrote:
Did you know that bees and dogs can smell fear?
No they can't, How are you doing Jonathan Lipnicki, or however you spell your name.
Someone find Nemo...hurry! Meanies  
#22 | 885 days ago
Nick__ (+)

Beaneaters wrote:
It is a bit colorful, then again I like flowered shirts and hammocks. Besides, I think they have won a World Series in the last 100 years.

yes
OUCH!  Damn, Cecil!  crying



This has nothing to do with my opinion of the team!
Beans, are any of those fish ones that you caught?  
#23 | 885 days ago

(Edited by marcus_nyce)
Why didn't they just fill the tank up with fake fish like the crap they sell @ those booths they set up in the mall around xmas every year? My niece had some when she was little. Knocked over the tank, broke the tank, took them in the tub, pool, to school in her mom's water bottle, etc. They're like terminators.

And what's the over/under and those tanks failing someway and holding up the game for an hour? I'm putting my money on Memorial Day for PETA and the Westboro Baptist Church to start protesting. (You know Westboro is going to want in on the outrage and blame homosexuals for whatever, cuz those aquariums are "fabulous.")
Beans, are any of those fish ones that you caught?  
#24 | 884 days ago
John_Daly (+)

richard_cranium wrote:
No they can't, How are you doing Jonathan Lipnicki, or however you spell your name.
Hows it going?



Did you know my neighbor has 3 rabbits?
#25 | 884 days ago

Yeah...  That scoreboard was pretty steeking lame.  But then there is that asinine fish tank.  That whole dump they constructed on the old Orange Bowl site is just one idiot idea after another.  Was Bud Selig in charge of the new Marlins stadium? 

Yes, it will be filled for a short time.  But very soon the newness factor will fade away and there will be more fish than fans in that place.  Just like it did at that other stadium they called home.
#26 | 884 days ago

Some one already said it, the only abuse is watching the Marlins play ball. I guess they need to keep the fish whisperer on speed dial in case one starts acting abnornal. Maybe they   were talking about the thousands of fans, as in total attendance for the year.
#27 | 884 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

ms_hippie_queen wrote:
i'm sure the fish'll be fine. miami does need to be careful to screen their prospect pitchers for adhd before signing contracts though.
angry
Save Ariel!! Meanies!  
#28 | 884 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

ohwell_ wrote:
and check for proper immigration papers............

It's okay to eat fish, cuz they don't have any feelings.

It's okay to hurl 98 mph fast balls at them too.  PLAY BALL!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4KanZJOPRk
angry
Save Ariel!! Meanies!  
#29 | 884 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

Hello!!  The poll is fish abuse, not Z abuse. angry



I hope he kills the fishes.   cheeky


crying
Save Ariel!! Meanies!  
#30 | 884 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

Beaneaters wrote:
It is a bit colorful, then again I like flowered shirts and hammocks. Besides, I think they have won a World Series in the last 100 years.

yes
angry
Save Ariel!! Meanies!  
#31 | 884 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

Beaneaters wrote:
I'm comparing them to the Cubs, do we need to really start counting?

:0)
angry
Save Ariel!! Meanies!  
#32 | 884 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

richard_cranium wrote:
Did you know that 6 of the 14 expansion teams in MLB have won a world series in the last 100 years?

Did someone send this poll to Glenda? She needs to see this.
frown




broken heart
Save Ariel!! Meanies!  
#33 | 884 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

Beaneaters wrote:
Besides, the Cubs are on a pace to win two World Series within the next 350 years.

crying
angry
Save Ariel!! Meanies!  
#34 | 884 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

I'm taking my ball and going home. 






cheeky
Save Ariel!! Meanies!  
#35 | 884 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

Nick__ wrote:
OUCH!  Damn, Cecil!  crying



This has nothing to do with my opinion of the team!
Get ready dude, it's still early. Trust me, I take a beating in here during baseball season. 
Save Ariel!! Meanies!  
#36 | 884 days ago

(Edited by Lobotomy Jones)
A marlin is a pretty big fish. I don't know how they're going to fit in that little tank.
#37 | 884 days ago
Nick__ (+)

cubsgirl2 wrote:
Get ready dude, it's still early. Trust me, I take a beating in here during baseball season. 
Glenda,

We are CUB fans!   I've been taking this abuse since my first game (37 yrs ago)......I am  wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy used to it!  wink
Beans, are any of those fish ones that you caught?  
#38 | 884 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

(Edited by cubsgirl2)
Nick__ wrote:
Glenda,

We are CUB fans!   I've been taking this abuse since my first game (37 yrs ago)......I am  wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy used to it!  wink
Yeah, I know.  Try living in Cardinal country. It's me versus 7,000 of them every day. But, I still kick their ass. cheeky
Save Ariel!! Meanies!  
#39 | 884 days ago

It's definately Florida!
Someone find Nemo...hurry! Meanies  
#40 | 884 days ago


In a totally unrelated issue...
#41 | 884 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

originalcrash78 wrote:

In a totally unrelated issue...
no






heart you though. smiley
Save Ariel!! Meanies!  
#42 | 884 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

Lobotomy Jones wrote:
A marlin is a pretty big fish. I don't know how they're going to fit in that little tank.
Ginsu knives? 
Save Ariel!! Meanies!  
#43 | 884 days ago

cubsgirl2 wrote:
no






heart you though. smiley
Hey Dibbs (or is it "Mudflap?)
#44 | 884 days ago
Nick__ (+)

(Edited by Nick__)
originalcrash78 wrote:

In a totally unrelated issue...
frown  no


   
Beans, are any of those fish ones that you caught?  
#45 | 884 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

Nick__ wrote:
frown  no


   
Humm, I may end up being a Yankees fan after all. blush
Save Ariel!! Meanies!  
#46 | 884 days ago

Nick__ wrote:
frown  no


   
Oh, it's like that, huh? Okay...
#47 | 884 days ago
unopescatore (+)

wait to those a-hole PETA people get a hold of this. angry
#48 | 884 days ago

Nick__ wrote:
frown  no


   
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haEVE_sTmd4
#49 | 884 days ago

mojo wrote:
Some one already said it, the only abuse is watching the Marlins play ball. I guess they need to keep the fish whisperer on speed dial in case one starts acting abnornal. Maybe they   were talking about the thousands of fans, as in total attendance for the year.
OMG, I LOVE your avatar.  laugh


PS - How's your bracket going?  Mine blows (even though I think I was right with the picks I gave you).
#50 | 884 days ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPTa6ffuOXs&feature=youtu.be


Marlins spring training shenanigans
#51 | 884 days ago

unopescatore wrote:
wait to those a-hole PETA people get a hold of this. angry
PETA is that People Eating Tasty Animals?
Beans, are any of those fish ones that you caught?  
#52 | 883 days ago
unopescatore (+)

Nate wrote:
PETA is that People Eating Tasty Animals?
lol....I'd join that group in a heart beat. laugh
#53 | 883 days ago

Nate wrote:
PETA is that People Eating Tasty Animals?
#54 | 883 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
OMG, I LOVE your avatar.  laugh


PS - How's your bracket going?  Mine blows (even though I think I was right with the picks I gave you).
OMG, your so funny

The picks you gave me were spot on and I still have 3 of the 4 I picked to go to the final four.  Oh and my avatar is somewhere in state today, no wonder I felt something washing over me, I felt all warm and then realized I was learning  what a golden shower was.  cheeky
#55 | 883 days ago
unopescatore (+)

cubsgirl2 wrote:
Humm, I may end up being a Yankees fan after all. blush
the spankees. lol
#56 | 883 days ago

hmmm...................i think i got to know why the yankees play so fishy .....
Someone find Nemo...hurry! Meanies  
#57 | 869 days ago

wow
Save Ariel!! Meanies!  

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