Shipwreck: Realm of the Eels Shipwreck: Realm of the Eels

Shipwreck: Realm of the Eels

Discover the ruins of a long-ago sunken ship scattered across the sea floor, now home to hundreds of animals including mysterious eels, brightly colored fish and curious creatures as they thrive in this accidental reef.

Ship's Mast in Shipwreck Realm of the Eels exhibit

Captain’s Quarters

Rising up from the sea floor, you’ll find the mast of the ship and tattered sails still flowing in the currents high above the remains of the Captain’s Quarters. There, a group of majestic bright Green Moray Eels reaching over 5 feet long have made their home as masters of the ship. Nearby, the ship’s wheel awaits as a fun photo opportunity with the eels – the new captains of the ship!

Treasure Chest Tank

Treasure Chest

The ship’s treasure was lost to the sea but has been found by beautiful jewel colored fish who now make the treasure chest their home. Step into their luxurious reef to be surrounded by 270 degrees of beautiful sea life and gleaming gold coins, a perfect spot to take a photo among the real treasures of the sea.


Cargo Hold

Among the barrels and crates that held the ship’s cargo, you’ll now find fascinating animals thriving. Batfish walk along the sea floor on their fins, dozens of Garden Eels pop up from the sand and flow with the current while strange and colorful Frogfish imitate corals as they await the approach of their next meal.

Ship's Anchor in Shipwreck Realm of the Eels exhibit

Ship's Anchor

The ship’s anchors and chains now play anchor to a thriving community of schooling French Grunts and Spotted Moray Eels usually found peeking out from the ship’s bronze bell.

Pop-up dome

Ropes & Rigging

Enter the ship’s wreckage and pop-up into a dome to be surrounded by the ropes and pulleys that once held everything together. They now form a forest of protection for the animals that call it home. Find venomous and beautiful Red Lionfish with their long flowing fins, Spotted Scorpionfish, a Flying Gurnard and a Blackedge Moray Eel.


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