Teen brings television show ‘Tanked’ to Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — When you look at the Greensboro Science Center’s one-of-a-kind octopus habitat that will be built later this year, thank the foundation that paid for it — but also thank the Greensboro girl whose enthusiasm for all things aquatic set the project in motion.

Later this year, the team from the Animal Planet television show “Tanked” will come to town to build an octopus tank straight out of a Jules Verne science-fiction novel.

Until Tuesday, Glenn Dobrogosz, the executive director of the science center, believed that Animal Planet offered to set up the project after he emailed a pitch for the show, which features the boisterous duo of Wayde King and Brett Raymer, who own Acrylic Tank Manufacturing of Las Vegas.

But Animal Planet’s offer was more than a response to his pitch and the connection may not have happened without Gracie Perry-Garnette, 15, who could well be Greensboro’s No. 1 fan of “Tanked” and the science center.

Read more: Greensboro News & Record