Experience New Virtual Dive At London’s Natural History Museum

by | Mar 9, 2015 | Conservation, Fish, Science, Technology | 0 comments


The Natural History Museum in London, England will be offering a new virtual dive exhibit called ‘Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Seas’ for guests starting March 27th, 2015. The exhibit uses over 200 exhibits from the Catlin Seaview Survey. The reefs featured include the Philippines, Bermuda, and Australia. You can do all this without getting wet. The exhibit using sound and lighting effects that make it feel as if you are underwater. The exhibit using images and stories of species to create a unique and fulfilling underwater experience. Felicity Paynter, in charge of creating the exhibit at the Museum stated: “I had to think about what I wanted in there, but also what our visitors would want. What visitors might already know, what they don’t know and what questions we might be able to answer for them. On the one hand, there are lots of very cool weird and wonderful creatures that live on coral reefs, but there are also some really difficult and abstract concepts.”MORE

  • Francis Yupangco

    Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.


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