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S.E.A. Aquarium at RWS celebrates new animals and habitats

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S.E.A. Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa is celebrating its newest animal residents with its latest enhanced and expanded zone, which includes new habitats and interactive experiences.

S.E.A. Aquarium is larger, more spacious and refreshed with the addition of the new zone, which will house some of the baby animals who were born while the attraction was temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

It features educational displays that inspire marine conservation, while new habitats include ‘Rainforest’, ‘Intertidal’, and ‘Coral Reef’.

Rainforest is home to the poison arrow frog, while Intertidal features the epaulette shark and knobbly sea star. Coral Reef will help visitors to understand how S.E.A carries out its coral propagation programme.

During the aquarium’s closure, new animal residents arrived including the poison arrow frog and epaulette shark. Others include the leopard whipray and white-tip reef shark.

Rainforest, Intertidal, and Coral Reef habitats

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Resorts World Sentosa

“One of our key objectives at S.E.A. Aquarium is to educate the young about ocean diversity and inspire them to contribute toward ocean conservation,” said Michelle Choo, acting VP for Attractions at RWS.

“Through this new enhanced journey at S.E.A. Aquarium which travels to new Rainforest, Intertidal and Coral Reef habitats, we hope our guests will experience a deeper understanding of how different ecosystems come together to maintain the environment, and why loss of habitats is detrimental to the population of marine wildlife, and ultimately humans.

“At the same time, guests will be delighted to meet our new SEAA babies and watch how they grow and assimilate to their habitats.”

S.E.A. Aquarium has implemented stringent safety measures following three principles – Safe Entry, Safe Experience and Safe Environment.

Meet the poison arrow frog and epaulette shark

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Resorts World Sentosa

These include queue and floor markers, regular disinfecting, social distancing, face coverings, and antimicrobial coating extensively applied to all high-touch areas.

Genting Singapore previously confirmed delays to the $4.5 billion Resorts World Sentosa expansion (RWS 2.0), revealing the project is delayed due to construction disruption caused by COVID-19.

As part of RWS 2.0, the S.E.A. Aquarium expansion involves taking over the adjacent Maritime Experiential Museum, which will be elevated to the next level for a larger aquarium.

In addition, it will be rebranded as the Singapore Oceanarium, displaying marine life and exhibits on prehistoric marine life and deep sea creatures.

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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