The Aquarium is always updating and enriching our exhibit spaces. It's exciting to put a new sea jelly on exhibit, or include new information about marine animals in a colorful display.
This is why we're thrilled to tell you about our newest touch-station called Voices in the Sea! You can watch the videos from this exhibit here.
You'll find these new panels and touch screen on the second level of the Aquarium, right across from the Schooling Exhibit. Just pause for a moment to check out the new panels on the wall. You'll learn some interesting tidbits about how marine animals—from singing humpback whale to whistling dolphins—communicate underwater. There's also information about Aquarium research on right whale stress from underwater noise pollution.
Now for the really fun stuff! Do you think you have what it takes to "whoop" it up like a marine animal? A wide touch screen lets you navigate to your favorite cetacean (whales and dolphins) and listen to their distinct calls. Then just tap the screen to record your own call and see how they compare! It's harder than you think.
We are grateful to the Pacific Life Foundation for making this exhibit possible. It was developed by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography with the Aquarium of the Pacific and even includes some of the Aquarium's very own right whale researchers!
Come check out our newest activity and learn about marine animal communication.