Published April 10, 2013
Aquatic Life , Exhibits , National Aquarium , News
Tags: Animal Planet, Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes, Australia, australia exhibit, barramundi, jeremy wade, national aquarium, national aquarium in baltimore, river monsters
Jeremy Wade was the featured speaker at Monday’s Marjorie Lynn Bank lecture at the Aquarium!
During his hour-long talk, Wade gave guests insight into his lifelong passion for freshwater fish and some of his most exciting moments both on and off-camera filming his popular Animal Planet TV series, “River Monsters.”
Yesterday, Wade participated in a satellite media tour, which was broadcasted from our Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes exhibit.
Wade told the journalists he felt a sense of nostalgia sitting in front of our large barramundi and rays – they reminded him of his recent trip to Australia for an episode of the show that highlighted the same animals!
The world’s most fearless fisherman, Jeremy Wade is a biologist, teacher, writer and television host who has been traveling (mostly solo) to the world’s most remote rivers for over 25 years. During that time, Wade has encountered some of the strangest and most terrifying fish out there and has risked his life more than once to document the stories of hundreds of fish and the cultures where they live. Wade holds a degree in zoology from Bristol University and a postgrad teaching certificate in biological sciences from the University of Kent.
Don’t miss out on the next exciting lecture featuring our marine mammal staff!
Published April 3, 2013
Aquatic Life , Exhibits , National Aquarium , News , Video
Tags: anemones, Animal Planet, Animal Planet L!VE, banggai cardinalfish, blue tang, live cam, national aquarium in baltimore, Pacific Coral Reef, pacific coral reef exhibit, percula clownfish, sea anemones, sea cucumbers, underwater live cam, yellow tang
We are excited to announce our partnership with Discovery Communications in launching Animal Planet L!VE, a new digital video experience bringing live feeds of animals straight to your home computer, mobile device, or connected TV!
The Pacific Reef Cam gives unfiltered, round-the-clock access to the mesmerizing world of our Pacific Coral Reef exhibit in Baltimore!
Yellow tangs are just one species of fish you’ll see swimming in our Pacific Coral Reef exhibit!
Home to more than 60 species, this vibrant exhibit shows viewers the complex system of a true living coral reef. Brightly colored tangs and clownfish dart through the water as hermit crabs and snails move slowly along the sea floor.
The hope in offering this live feed is to both share the beauty of these fragile ecosystems and inspire others to help protect them!
From John Seyjagat, Curator of Australia Exhibits
The National Aquarium’s Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes exhibit was recently awarded best exhibit in the North America zoo and aquarium community. As the curator of this exhibit, I must say I am overwhelmingly proud to have received this coveted award given by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) each year– and the first to claim bragging rights, as this project was no easy feat for our exhibit team!
Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes is a lot more than a new exhibit. We have harnessed modern technologies, innovative designs, interactive learning, visitor friendly exhibitory and a unique Australian animal and plant collection, to create a one-of-a-kind visitor experience.
There are so many great features to this exhibit. Perhaps my favorite aspect is how the exhibit plays on the “wow” factor by incorporating prey and predators all sharing common spaces. The habitats are alive with color, movement, and noise the unique animals tell stories of their own.
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