From the President
Harborside Chat with
Every month, New England Aquarium President and CEO Vikki Spruill takes to Facebook Live for a casual conversation with a member of our team.
For her April 23, 2019, Harborside Chat, Vikki spoke with Glenn Remick, Director of Project Management, Exhibits, and Planning for the New England Aquarium, and the man behind our new Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Community!
These conversations highlight the work of our staff and scientists, tapping into their areas of expertise to better understand current issues and learn how their work reinforces the Aquarium’s mission to protect the blue planet. During their talk, Vikki and Glenn chatted about what goes into creating a large exhibit, how aquariums can help the public experience faraway ecosystems, and the dangers facing the world’s coral reefs.
Watch the Full Livestream!
Harborside Chat with Vikki Spruill: April 2019
See the new Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Exhibit!
This 9,000-gallon, floor-to-ceiling, concave habitat highlights one of the most happening neighborhoods in the ocean: an Indo-Pacific coral reef.
It also offers a unique opportunity to demonstrate the similarities and differences with the Caribbean coral reef featured in our four-story Giant Ocean Tank and a dazzling setting to engage the public about climate change impacts on coral reefs around the globe.
The coral was handmade and painted by Aquarium artists. The habitat inside is so accurate that it can be hard to tell it isn’t real. Coral reefs are found throughout the Earth’s tropical and subtropical oceans. Indo-Pacific coral reefs comprise the tropical waters off the Indian Ocean and the western and central Pacific Ocean.