"Under the sea, under the sea, we got no troubles, life is the bubbles, under the sea" sang Sebastian to Ariel in "Little Mermaid". If you have kids of a certain young age, these words will be enough to start you singing the catchy Alan Menken tune from the Disney movie. It will be the perfect accompaniment for our under water explorations.
Why do sea anemones protect clownfish? How high do flying fish jump? For the answers to these questions and more, ask Shamu! This site is an alphabetic index of marine animals, each leading to several questions and answers.
Feel free to tap on the glass as you enjoy your virtual visit to Tampa Bay's newest attraction. The aquarium habitats are themed around the life cycle of a drop of water that begins in a spring, flows though the Cypress Swamp, past the Mangrove Forest, out to the beaches, by the coral reef and finally flows offshore. Explore each habitat's unique inhabitants through photographs, text and audio files. Hats off to the Florida Aquarium for a great online tour!
This traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian is very comprehensive and can be viewed in several ways. One way is via the floor map which shows rooms devoted to exhibits such as Oceans in Perils, Sea People, and Ocean Science. Another is to take one of six curator tours, such as Women in the Sea, Biodiversity or Sea Surprises. Or wander on your own by browsing the complete exhibition outline, and clicking wherever your interests take you.