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Come journey with whale sharks, our gentle giants, in the Ocean Voyager gallery, built by The Home Depot, 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. Learn more about manta ray Nandi's journey to the Georgia Aquarium from South Africa!
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 goliath 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. To learn facts about whale sharks, our whale shark conservation program and research on whale sharks, click here.
The Ocean Voyager viewing window is the second largest viewing window in the world. It is 27 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.
The Ocean Voyager Gallery is home to six different kinds of sharks: The whale shark, blacktip reef shark, spotted or tassled wobbegong shark, zebra shark, sandbar shark and sand tiger shark.
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.