A loggerhead sea turtle plays peek-a-boo for the camera at The Florida Aquarium. The loggerhead is one of two rescued sea turtles who have a new home in the Heart of the Sea exhibit which will open to the public on October 6. (video below)
The new exhibit is located in the reimagined Waves of Wonder gallery, formerly Ocean Commotion, famously known for its aquatic-themed cartoon characters. The reinvented gallery is a colorful, modern, and stunning space featuring exotic animals like blue blubber jellies, a giant pacific octopus, and clownfish. The gallery is one of the largest in the Aquarium.
“Providing amazing, immersive and new exhibits that inspire the ‘wow’ factor and connect our guests to our animals and our mission is what our reimagined gallery and exhibit does,” said The Florida Aquarium CEO Roger Germann. “These experiences will certainly be fan-favorites and must sees.”
The 100,000-gallon Heart of the Sea exhibit, the Aquarium’s second largest habitat, will feature more than 400 animals including sharks, sea turtles, hundreds of fish, rays and coral trees. It will also include a new dive show with interactive cameras and a dive experience for guests.