The new Pacific Seas Aquarium at Tacoma's Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is packed with plenty of wow, as could be seen on opening day.

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The Pacific Seas Aquarium at Tacoma’s Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium opened to the public on Friday.







Hammerhead sharks and spotted eagle rays swim through the 280,000-gallon Baja Bay exhibit. The new $51.6 million Pacific Seas Aquarium also includes two sea turtles and more than 100 other small fish. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)