Introducing aquarium species to a new home works best when they leave their port of origin in the best of health, travel in high quality tanks and are well cared for en route. So that’s what we do.
Aquarium species transportation services
We specialise in the safe and healthy relocation of larger animals.
Our experience includes transporting 3-meter-long endangered grey nurse sharks by road to a new home in a when an aquarium was closed and relocating two beluga whales by air from an aquarium in China to a specialist whale sanctuary in a sea inlet on the coast of Iceland.
Different species have different needs. AAT builds bespoke transportation tanks that care for the nature of the journey and species-specific considerations.
Each tank is extensively tested prior to transportation to eliminate the risk of leaks and other issues.
We have extensive experience with international air and sea freight logistics. Animal wellbeing is at the forefront of route-planning.
Care along the way
We can provide animal care chaperones to supervise the animals and provide care in transit. They can be assisted by wireless digital monitoring systems inside the tanks.
8 Ways To Support Animal Wellbeing During Transportation
Health and wellbeing are the top priority when aquariums transport animals for stocking, breeding, retirement, or reintroduction to the wild. While each species is unique, these eight animal-care considerations are mission-critical for all.
- The Journey Begins Months Before Departure.
- Plan The Route Wisely.
- Use Customised, Species-Specific Tanks.
- Design A Robust And Appropriate Life Support System.
- Determine Your Feeding-Strategy Early.
- Monitor The Animal En-Route, And Establish Response-Plans.
- Complete And Document Legal And Regulatory Compliance.
- On Arrival, Provide Some TLC
First class all the way.
Customised transportation tanks are highly specialised vessels incorporating species-specific life support systems. Technology onboard maintains the cleanliness, flow, temperature and biology of the water throughout the journey. The goal is to minimise stress and maximise health and wellbeing from departure to arrival. Cameras can be mounted inside the tank streaming live images to nearby animal care chaperones.