In a change of scene, Santa Claus is donning flippers and a diving mask along with his traditional red-and-white outfit to scuba dive in a Paris aquarium as he teaches kids about global warming and climate issues during the festive season.
The aquatic Santa, a professional diver and biologist, may be found swimming among the fish and even a zebra shark every day during the holiday weeks.
The show is part of the aquarium’s activities aimed at educating children about environmental issues including global warming, loss of biodiversity and extreme weather as a result of climate change.
“Children are the future,” said Alexandre Dalloni, one of the aquarium’s scientists. “The planet is also here for children to inherit. We can tell them that everyone is responsible for preserving the planet for the future.”
Dalloni added that swimming with the shark was safe for Santa.
Assuming all remains peaceful in the tank, scuba-diving Santa will be in residence until Jan. 5. （Reuters）
dive into：片語動詞，指潛心於、埋首於、貿然投入、介入。例句：When she saw the children fighting, she just dived in to sort it out.（當她看見孩子們打了起來，連忙出手解決紛爭。）
don：名詞，指大學教師、特別研究員；動詞，指穿戴、露出。例句：The hill had donned the mantle of brightest green .（山坡披上了最青翠的綠斗篷。）
inherit：動詞，指繼承、經遺傳而得、接手承擔。She inherited her naturally curly hair from her mother.（她的自然捲遺傳自母親。）