Ocean Voyager Webcam
Come journey with whale sharks, our gentle giants, in the Ocean Voyager Built by The Home Depot gallery, and be mesmerized by thousands of fish swimming all around you. You will see whale sharks, manta rays (the only manta rays in a U.S. aquarium, ever), and thousands of other animals, including sharks, rays, grouper, guitarfish and more.
The Ocean Voyager exhibit was specially designed to house whale sharks, the largest fish species in the world. Schools of jacks, squadrons of small and large stingrays, enormous grouper and sharks all ply the waters of this ocean habitat containing more than six million gallons of saltwater. With 4,574 square feet of viewing windows, a 100-foot-long underwater tunnel, 185 tons of acrylic windows and the second largest viewing window in the world, visitors will have multiple opportunities to view all of these magnificent animals. No other aquarium in the world has ever attempted to manage the variety and size of fish in this major exhibit.
- The whale shark has a huge mouth which can reach up to 4 feet (1.4 m) across located at the front of the head.
Whale sharks can only swallow small prey because its throat is very narrow, often compared to the size of a quarter.
Manta rays are primarily plankton feeders, but will also consume small fishes.
Manta rays are sometimes called "devil rays" because when rolled and projected forward, the cephalic lobes have the appearance of horns.
- Blacktip reef sharks cruise in very shallow water with their dorsal (top) fin often extending above the surface. They have been known at times to jump completely out of the water while in the shallows.
How big is the Ocean Voyager viewing window?
The Ocean Voyager viewing window is the second largest viewing window in the world. It is 26 feet high, 63 feet wide and weighs 120 tons. When standing in front of the window, it feels as though you are just inches away from the animals, but in fact, the acrylic of the viewing window is two feet thick.
How many different kinds of sharks are living in the Ocean Voyager exhibit?
The Ocean Voyager Gallery is home to five different kinds of sharks: The whale shark, blacktip reef shark, spotted and tassled wobbegong shark and zebra shark.
How large is the Ocean Voyager exhibit?
At its longest, widest and deepest parts, the Ocean Voyager habitat measures 293 feet long, 126 feet wide and 30 feet deep, allowing even the largest fish in the world, the whale shark, to swim long distances before having to turn around. With 6.3 million gallons of water, the habitat is the largest indoor exhibit of fish in the world.