Opening of the Living Reef Exhibit, which was funded almost entirely by FOWA. Dedicated to the late Dr. Ruth Gates, the Living Reef Exhibit showcases the beauty and diversity of both soft and stony corals. It includes 12 wall tanks featuring representative coral species from throughout the South Pacific.
The exhibit incorporates a highly advanced life support system that uses energy-efficient LED lights as well as the Aquarium’s first water-to-water heat exchanger. An interactive kiosk offers detailed information on coral ecology and physiology, marine ecosystems, and much more.