Since its opening date in 2016, the Aquatic Nursery has provided a rare look at ocean life in its earliest phases and a behind the scenes glimpse into the world of sustainable aquaculture.
The various birth and growth cycles of juvenile moon jellies, cuttlefish, and even bamboo shark eggs can be seen here, while high-tech cameras allow us to showcase this nearly microscopic life even before it enters the world. See firsthand the tiny bamboo sharks fetuses and the birthplace of tiny brine shrimp specimens.
The Aquatic Nursery teaches on the importance of sustainability and conservation, showing how aquaculture helps us maintain our own animal population and reduces our need to collect animals from their natural habitats. These juvenile specimens are also shared with partnering aquariums, zoos, and educational institutions, furthering awareness of sustainable aquaculture and the importance of saving threatened and endangered species.