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Scuba Santa spreads underwater joy

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 00:52

Nov. 27 - Sharks and rays are not left out this holiday season as a scuba diving Santa Claus visits them at a Tokyo aquarium. Elly Park reports.

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Even eagle rays and sharks need some holiday cheer and to bring them into the Christmas spirit Santa went underwater, exchanging his sleigh for a pair of flippers and scuba gear. Saint Nick's surprise visit delighted the residents of Tokyo's Sunshine Aquarium as well as the young visitors watching the display. SOUNDBITE: Nine-year-old visitor Yui Fujiura, saying (Japanese) "Santa is quite a swimmer." SOUNDBITE: Two-year-old visitor, Yuki Ito, saying (Japanese) "I want a toy from him." The Sunshine Aquarium is home to more than 15,000 sea animals who are gearing up for a busy holiday season. These scores of tiny fish seem to be in the right mood already forming an underwater Christmas tree -- as if they want to wish everybody a merry Christmas.

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Scuba Santa spreads underwater joy

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 00:52