STATES CHRONICLE – Staff from South Carolina Aquarium is going underwater for planting carved pumpkins. They celebrate this Halloween by displaying the show of some divers which carve underwater pumpkins. South Carolina Aquarium developed a competition called Underwater Pumpkin Carving which was designed to test the skills of six divers competing for the first prize. If you take some time when cutting into a pumpkin having fun with your kids, then imagine how long it would take to undergo this task underwater.
Of course that the competition is not only about who carves it faster, but also how the pumpkin’s models look at the end. The design is also worth it. Trick-or-treaters will be thrilled to cheer the competitors when visiting the aquarium. The divers sunk into the Great Ocean Tank which is believed to be the deepest on in North America. Their assignment involved carving sea-related designs into pumpkins.
They were not only accompanied by curious children looking at them through the glass. The fish in the tank were assisting the competition. In less than twenty minutes divers managed to cut unusual designs into small pumpkins. One of the divers chose to use another material as a canvas, carving holes into a pineapple.
The task became even more challenging when divers were surrounded by dangerous see animals like sharks. However, rays, sea turtles, sharks, and fish were excellent bystanders, being very curious about the new toys introduced in the tank. The winner was declared to be the diver who managed to carve a spectacular octopus.
Visitors who were present at the event had the chance to chose for their favorite. Underwater Pumpkin Carving competition was not only made to entertain people, but also the animals leaving in the Great Ocean Tank. The fish got new friends, becoming thrilled to explore the new objects introduced in their environment, making their routine a little bit more exciting. This could be considered a way of stimulating the inhabitants of the tank.
The South Carolina Aquarium is giving second chances to those who did not attend the show the first time. Another similar event is bound to take place soon, for the delight of little trick-or-treaters and their parents. The next show will be held on October 28.
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