Destiny brought my friend and I to the Chinese Sturgeon Park. What began as a navigational error soon developed into an unforgettable experience. The shady stroll lead us to the cool green room with the most sturgeon I have every had the pleasure of sharing company with, both living and lovingly preserved. Continuing through tiled corridors, every step filled our minds with an encyclopedic array of aquatic trivia, punctuated by murky tanks of river dwellers whose countenances ranged from mild to menacing. The arresting end brought us to the suspended remains of the Finless Dophin (who knew?) and the Yangtzhe Swordfish, both now considered functionally extinct. The final feature, outdoor ponds for the living museum inhabitants, proffered a smile from a rare Chinese Alligator to give you hope as you ponder the dwindling ecosystem that is one of China's greatest treasures.