Sydney Aquarium re-launched itself as the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium – home to new zones, a spectacular new ocean tunnel and the world’s largest variety of Sharks and Rays. The Aquarium authorities revealed the results of a nine-month overhaul and opened its doors as the all-new SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium on September 24, 2012.
Launching a spectacular ocean tunnel walk-through, Shark Valley, Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore was present to officially cut the ribbon and re-launch the iconic establishment.
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium celebrates its status as one of the world’s largest aquariums and the largest of the world’s 44 SEA LIFE centres with over 70 exhibits of 700 different species and 13,000 animals in an impressive eight million litres of water. The Aquarium is home to the world’s largest variety of sharks and rays, as well as Australia’s most famed marine animals, including the iconic platypus, Little Penguins and the dugongs – back on display.
Now the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium will lead visitors on a journey of amazing discovery through 14 newly-themed areas, including a new Tropical Bay of Rays, an interactive touch pool, mangroves, shipwreck area and new Shark Walk where visitors can face their fear as they walk over some of the world’s biggest sharks, including Lemon Sharks, Grey Nurse Sharks and various species of reef shark.
Visitors would also be able to descend deep under the sea and explore the depths of Shark Valley – home to a giant whale skeleton and the tumbled-down ruins of an ancient stone temple.
The SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium has its famous residents in their new homes, which include sharks, dugongs, platypus, rays, penguins, turtles, clownfish and crabzilla Japanese Spider Crabs.
Source: Sydney Aquarium