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For the First Time Ever Underwater Masterpeice Created from 120-pound Pumpkin at the South Carolina Aquarium
10/27/2014 9:44:55 AM


Something that has never been seen before is happening right here in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Divers at the South Carolina Aquarium are carving a 120-pound pumpkin-- underwater! Unlike years past, when divers carved several small pumpkins, divers worked together on Friday to create a massive underwater masterpiece in the Aquarium's Great Ocean Tank.


It too more than 30 minutes for the divers to carve the designs into the massive pumpkin, which came from Charleston's Legare Farms. Designs included bonnethead sharks and the South Carolina Aquarium logo. Underwater carving serves as a form of enrichment for the animals that live in the Great Ocean Tank. The activity offers a form of stimulation and introduces new, fun objects into their environment.


The next massive underwater carving will take place on Halloween, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m. The extraordinary underwater carving experience is included with Aquarium admission. For more information call (843) 577-FISH (3474) or visit


Fast Facts:

  • Divers carved one of the largest pumpkins in the Lowcountry (weighing 120-pounds) underwater in the Great Ocean Tank.
  • Underwater pumpkin carving serves as a form of enrichment for animals living in the Great Ocean Tank
  • A second underwater carving featuring a 120-pound pumpkin will take place on Oct. 31, at 11 a.m.
  • The demonstration is included with general admission to the Aquarium.



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