Opened in April 2004, Sea World’s Shark Bay is a major themed attraction on Australia’s Gold Coast originally launched with a multi-million dollar national and international advertising campaign.
The 5.4 million litre lagoon system consists of four main sections – Shark Bay, Shark Lagoon, Reef Lagoon and the Touch Pools – and allows visitors to view the animals from above or below.
The exhibit The reef lagoon displays a magical array of tropical fish, stingrays and also gives visitors the opportunity to swim and snorkel with marine animals.
AAT was engaged to install the Life Support System – including over 20 foam fractionators plus sand filters, bio filters, ultra violet filters, ozone generators and heat pumps, and to carry out aquarium-specialist work.
One of the advantages of a tank this size is that it provides rooms for larger sharks to enjoy a 60-meter swim glide pattern.
Village Roadshow and Warner Bros. invested $13 million dollars into the creation of Shark Bay, creating an asset for the broader region’s tourism industry, not just their own business.
The facility also provided a range of interactive visitor experiences including a touch-pool; a Rock Pool Adventure offering encounters with clownfish, anemones, rays and sea stars, and scuba-diving.
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