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Auburn Hills — Construction is starting on an aquarium being built at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets.

A groundbreaking event is Tuesday. The attraction is scheduled to open in the spring.

Plans call for displays of diverse marine life at the 35,000-square-foot aquarium from a company called Sea Life. A tropical ocean tank with a walk-through underwater tunnel is planned along with hands-on areas and displays of Great Lakes marine creatures.

Michigan has a number of aquariums, including one on Detroit’s Belle Isle that was closed for years before it reopened.

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