S.E.A. Aquarium opens new expanded, immersive zone

S.E.A. Aquarium (SEAA) at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore, has opened a new immersive zone that extends the visitor journey from the tropical rainforest and intertidal coastal terrains before descending upon the underwater cities of brightly-hued coral reefs.

Offering plenty of open spaces for guests to circulate and view the exhibits with safe management measures in place, the enhanced zone will feature eye-catching educational exhibits designed to inspire marine conservation. Recent months have also breathed new life among S.E.A.’s aquatic animals with several exciting newborns, including the endangered leopard whipray, so-named after the unique markings on its body resembling a leopard’s coat and the white-tip reef shark, recognised by the distinctive white tips on its dorsal and upper tail fins.

The new Rainforest habitat is home to the poison arrow frog, a beautiful but deadly amphibian whose toxin is powerful enough to kill an adult human. At the Intertidal habitat, meanwhile, where coasts toggle between being submerged during high tides and exposed during low tides, guests will come close to animals such as the epaulette shark and the knobbly sea star. Visitors will conclude their journey at a never-been-seen habitat showcasing coral fragments. Situated at the Coral Reef habitat, coral fragments, which are sectioned pieces of corals, allow visitors to understand how SEAA carries out its coral propagation programme by mimicking one of their natural reproduction methods.

Ms. Michelle Choo, acting vice president for attractions, RWS said: “One of our key objectives at S.E.A. Aquarium is to educate the young about ocean diversity and inspire them to contribute toward ocean conservation. Through this new enhanced journey at S.E.A. Aquarium which travels to new Rainforest, Intertidal and Coral Reef habitats, we hope our guests will experience a deeper understanding of how different ecosystems come together to maintain the environment, and why loss of habitats is detrimental to the population of marine wildlife, and ultimately humans. At the same time, guests will be delighted to meet our new SEAA babies and watch how they grow and assimilate to their habitats.”

Image: Resorts World Sentosa.

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