If an 800-pound alligator can't bring awareness to a cause, what can?

"Mighty Mike," Adventure Aquarium's 14 ft. alligator, was the star of "Endangered Species Day" Friday. Mike is an example of the American alligators (and other species) the Aquarium's Endangered Species program has helped to spare.

Mighty Mike was hanging out behind glass, but kids got a close look at Melvon, a baby alligator, as they talked about the Endangered Species Act and learned how to help with preservation.