09 Apr 2013 17:54:47
Introducing Our New Sawfish
NEW: Visitors are now able to see three ‘cutting-edge’ creatures in the new ocean walk through!
We recently welcomed two new sawfish named Black and Decker from Melbourne Aquarium. The male and female animals have joined longstanding resident sawfish Makita; giving visitors the best opportunity ever to see these critically endangered animals up close.
The appropriately named sawfish, characteristically known for their long, jagged, saw-like nose now called Turtle Temple, located in the new ocean walk through, home.
Our hope is that the arrival of these new sawfish will encourage visitors to see the endangered sawfish Makita, Black and Decker and learn about the unique animal and the threats it faces in every day marine life.
See the new walk through tunnel!
Visitors will also be able to see UnderWater World’s new ocean walk through and its four exciting themed zones; Shark Shipwreck, Coral Cove, Bays of Rays and Turtle Temple.
Turtle Temple, filled with the ruins of a Polynesian temple, houses recovering sea turtles of all species and sizes, as part of our rescue, rehabilitation and release program for Australia’s most loved and endangered marine animals, the sea turtle.
With over 50 species of fish in 2.5 million litres of water, the new ocean tunnel gives visitors a magical look at the undersea world.
Behind the Scenes Tours
Throughout the Easter School Holidays we will be offering Behind the Scene Tours, allowing visitors to explore the everyday processes that go on and learn about what marine experts do to nurture turtles, feed the marine life and keep 2.5 million litres of water at the highest quality, with three tour sessions daily at 11:30am, 1pm and 2:30pm.
Tickets for the Behind the Scenes tour are only $10 for adults and children, during the school holidays. Book on arrival at the attraction.