The underwater penguin camera features Magellanic penguins, some of which were rescued from Brazil where they were stranded outside their native habitat.
The penguins join the Aquarium’s collection of more than 11,000 animals in the institution’s fifty exhibits representing the diversity of the Pacific Ocean.
Penguin Camera Magellanic penguins are named for Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan after he first spotted them on the eastern coast of South America during his expedition to the East Indies in 1519.
The underwater camera view of the exhibit features Magellanic penguins, some of which were rescued from Brazil where they were stranded outside their native habitat.
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. How many different kinds of sharks are living in the Ocean Voyager exhibit?
No other aquarium in the world has ever attempted to manage the variety and size of fish in this major exhibit. The Ocean Voyager Gallery is home to six different kinds of sharks: The whale shark, blacktip reef shark, sandbar shark, spotted and tassled wobbegong shark and zebra shark. At its longest, widest and deepest parts, the Ocean Voyager habitat measures 284 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.
Viewers of the live penguin cam will notice that Magellanic penguins are small to medium sized animals.
They are identified by a black band that runs across their breast and belly, and a white band that circles their eyes.