MIAMI (AP) — Building inspectors closed parts of the Miami Seaquarium and threatened to completely shut down the attraction after finding safety violations that included loose, corroded guardrails on the bridge over a shark moat.
The anchors on some guardrails were so corroded they would not hold up if anyone leaned against them, Miami-Dade County building chief Charles Danger said Friday. Other violations include exposed electrical wiring and crumbling concrete.
The problems are a threat to Seaquarium visitors and the animals, Danger said.
He gave the park until Monday to repair the electrical violations or face the complete shutdown.