TOBA, Mie -- A diver donned a skeleton suit for a public feeding for some 1,000 fish and turtles in a tank at the Toba Aquarium here as part of Halloween festivities.
In an Oct. 9 event, the water-dwellers begged the skeletal diver for treats in a new attraction for the aquarium. The diver took shelled Japanese littleneck clams out of a Halloween pumpkin container and scattered them in the pool, sparking something of a feeding frenzy.
The 10-minute event will be held daily at 11:45 a.m. until All Hallows' Eve.
During the Halloween period, the aquarium is also holding a feeding event for its capybaras, offering the big rodents grass and apples inside a Jack-o'-lantern. There is also a special walrus show in the works.
(Japanese original by Kazushige Hayashi, Toba Resident Bureau)