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This show'll hook you

Something rather fishy is happening at The Pier on Sunday. It seems that the St. Petersburg attraction has been invaded by a pair of married, talking fish! (And no, neither fish resembles Elvis.)

"Mr. and Mrs. Fish," actually Maine marine biologists Jeff and Deb Sandler, will bring their educational and entertaining act to The Pier this Sunday afternoon.

The event also includes storytelling sessions by Capt. Ken and Suzanne Tate.

The pair, dressed in costumes to resemble (somewhat large) sea life, will present their audience participation Mr. and Mrs. Fish shows from 1 to 2 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday. During the shows, titled "The Mystery of the Clam" and "The Coral Reef Food Chain," children from the audience are encouraged to participate. Some of the children selected to participate will be suited-up into colorful marine costumes and join Mr. and Mrs. Fish on stage.

Mr. and Mrs. Fish have performed throughout the world, and recently performed at Gulf Beaches Elementary School. This is their second year at The Pier.

Tate, author of the Tell-Tale Nature Series, will introduce and autograph her newest book of the series, Tammy Turtle, from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Tate will dress as a character from one of her 11 books, and present a storytelling from 2:15 to 3 p.m.

Capt. Ken will present storytellings from 12:30 to 1 p.m. and 2:15 to 3 p.m. on the second floor.


The "Mr. and Mrs. Fish Show," and storytelling by Suzanne Tate and Capt. Ken, will be from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the third-floor banquet facilities of The Pier, 800 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. The show will include information on ocean life by human speakers in marine animal costumes. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children. Tickets are available in advance at the Pier Aquarium, on the second floor, and the third floor of The Pier the day of the show. All proceeds benefit The Pier Aquarium. The event is sponsored by Paine Webber and The Pier. For information, call 895-7437.