April 6, 2012
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – On Friday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m., the Texas State Aquarium will unveil its newest addition to the view of Corpus Christi Bay, thanks to the Dobson family and Whataburger, Inc.
Tom Dobson, Chairman and CEO of Whataburger, Inc will be presenting to the Aquarium one of the most iconic statues in the City; “Eagle Rock”, which was formerly in front of Whataburger headquarters in Corpus Christi. The large eagle statue was a prominent feature of the previous headquarters site, as it was situated directly in front of the building along Staples Street.
“Eagle Rock” was created by world renowned wildlife artist and Corpus Christi resident Kent Ullberg, who will also be in attendance. Tom Schmid, Aquarium President & CEO commented “I’m really excited about this gift; we will now have three of Kent’s incredible works of art on our campus for our guests to enjoy.”
We invite the media to join us as we unveil this new addition to the Aquarium today, at 10:00 a.m.
Texas State Aquarium–Connecting people with nature and inspiring conservation of the Gulf of Mexico.
The Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums
and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums.