Aquarium Month: Online Sea Adventures
Do you have a favorite sea creature? Fearsome sharks? Or jellyfish? Or maybe it’s a penguin? Have you ever wondered how long sea turtles live? Or know that otters use “tools” to eat their food? With travel restrictions and social distance limiting attendance, there is no better time to visit your favorite or local aquarium online. Watch your favorite aquatic creatures through live webcams, explore habitats, learn about diets and discover underwater ecosystems and species from around the world by taking a deep-sea aquarium dive from the comfort of your own home!
Start your exploration today at the following aquariums. If you don’t see your favorite listed, be sure to google additional locations. Some of these sites also offer great downloadable activities to keep the fun going!
Shedd Aquarium: Learn about how the Shedd rescues and rehabilitates endangered species. www.sheddaquarium.org
Texas State Aquarium: Check out the unique “Tentacle,” “Stingray Lagoon” and “Swamp Tales,” exhibits among others close-up encounters. www.texasstateaquarium.org
Monterey Bay Aquarium: Meet their new African penguins or watch a live cam of rescued otter pups. www.montereybayaquarium.org
Ripley’s Aquariums: Attend live feeding events and Q&A events with the aquarium teams and educators. www.ripleyaquariums.com/at-home
Georgia Aquarium: Dive deep with a pod of majestic Beluga whales on a live cam. www.georgiaaquarium.org
These virtual encounters are not only educational, fascinating and entertaining to watch, but they also may offer a relief from boredom, overeating and anxiety, so go online and learn some new fun facts about the sea and all of the creatures who call it home!