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Georgia Aquarium is home to FOUR WHALE SHARKS!
Georgia Aquarium is also home to four manta rays. It recently added a fourth manta ray to the Ocean Voyager exhibit. Our newest ray is the first male added to the exhibit and will join our three female manta rays, Billi, Nandi and Tallulah, as well as four whale sharks and thousands of other fish in the 6.3 million gallon exhibit, the largest aquarium habitat in the world. The fourth ray, who measures almost nine feet across and weighs approximately 265 pounds, was collected off the coast of Florida.
Walk through an acrylic tunnel or stand in front of a gigantic acrylic viewing window, and you will feel like a SCUBA diver in an endless blue sea, mesmerized by thousands of fish swimming overhead. Ocean Voyager, built by The Home Depot, is home to the gentle giants of the sea, including whale sharks and four manta rays. They are the only manta rays in a U.S. aquarium, ever. Learn more about our first manta ray Nandi's journey to the Georgia Aquarium from South Africa.
This exhibit was specially designed to house whale sharks, the largest fish species in the world. Schools of predatory trevally jacks, squadrons of small and large stingrays, enormous goliath grouper and several 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 at 23 feet tall by 61 feet wide and 2 feet thick, 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.
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