Behind the Scenes:
Making a Reef
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.
The coral structure in our new Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Exhibit was handmade and painted by Aquarium artists. The habitat inside is so accurate that it can be hard to tell it isn’t real. Check out this behind-the-scenes time-lapse video to see how our Aquarium artists made the amazing coral structures in our new Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Exhibit.
Behind the Scenes: Making an Artificial Reef
The 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.