SEA LIFE Bangkok introduces its latest experience "Rock Pool Explorer"

Wednesday 01 June 2022 16:13
A truly fascinating natural wonder, Rock Pools belong to a coastal ecosystem formed by the erosion of seawater, yet are full of resilient creatures living among quickly changing weather conditions. Grasping the concept, SEA LIFE Bangkok, a world-class aquarium and home to many marine species, is offering its visitors the rock pool experience - discovering the various forms of life along the shore through its newest activity zone, "Rock Pool Explorer". The new zone comprises of 3 activity areas, namely Wondrous Mangroves, Tropical Sandy Beaches, and Colorful Coral Reefs. Taking the experience to the next level, the aquarium also features the Animal Contact Experience for close encounters with unique marine creatures such as Sea Cucumber, Spotted Sea Star, Common Comet Star, Slate Pencil Urchin, and White-spotted Hermit Crab as well as the NEW Creature!, the latest addition to the aquarium, the Mudskipper making its debut as representative of the mangrove forests. Completing the experience in the best way possible, SEA LIFE Bangkok adopts Augmented Reality (AR) and Projection Mapping technologies to immerse visitors into the underwater coastal realm.
SEA LIFE Bangkok introduces its latest experience Rock Pool Explorer

"The shoreline has a vibrant ecosystem, as it is where waves bring various forms of life to the coast. From mangrove forests full of creatures living symbiotically, to sandy beaches that are home to rock pools which transform into a habitat for marine life once filled with seawater, hosting an abundance of marine life including hermit crabs and colorful coral reefs, the beautiful home of sea creatures. SEA LIFE Bangkok realizes the importance of this ecosystem, hence the launch of this exhibit to provide fun learning in a natural classroom for our visitors", explains Alex Ward, General Manager (Bangkok Cluster), SEA LIFE Bangkok.

Wondrous Mangroves simulates and exhibits the importance of mangroves to the coastal ecosystem, showing the intricate relationships among plants, animals, and the surrounding environment. The area acts as a coastal buffer, providing sanctuary for schools of small fish and various marine creatures. The NEW Creature! highlight welcomes our newest member, the Mudskipper, a fascinating animal living along the muddy areas of the mangroves, digging holes deep inside the mud to shelter itself during high tide. Moreover, SEA LIFE has added Augmented Reality technology to enhance the visitor's experience, whereby the various creatures living in the mangroves will appear on their mobile phones upon scanning the QR Code, such as the Crab-eating macaque, Common Kingfisher, Grey Heron, Fishing Cat, Asian Water Monitor, and the Mangrove Cat Snake.

Tropical Sandy Beaches is a habitat for crabs, small molluscs, and numerous birds living among the splashing waves, harboring the coast from seawater erosion. Colorful Coral Reefs is the hatching ground and nursery for schools of fish swimming along the reefs, as well as a habitat for diverse marine creatures living in symbiosis.

Apart from the three activity zones, the Animal Contact Experience offers the chance to touch 5 animal species living along the coastal shores, as follows:

  • Sea Cucumber: Lives in the muddy sands, and possesses a special organ called the Cuvierian organ. Its skin becomes leathery and sticky upon contact with seawater in order to preserve its life and grow replacement organs.
  • Spotted Sea Star: A large, colorful starfish. Limestone lumps are grown all over its body. It moves around using tentacles full of muscles. This type of star fish can be found in shallow waters.
  • Common Comet Star or Linckia: Small-bodied, bright blue color, with the ability to change into pink color. Found along the Andaman reefs.
  • Slate Pencil Urchin: Has large thorns that resemble pencils. At the foot of the thorns lie a bed of smaller spear-shaped thorns that surround the larger thorns. Found among the rocks and corals in the reef.
  • White-Spotted Hermit Crab or Hairy Hermit Crab: Red-bodied with white spots, with large, uneven pincers as a distinctive feature. The end block of its first two front legs are smaller and longer than the others. Lives in the ocean area further away from the coastal shore.

Join us to become the "Rock Pool Explorer" today at SEA LIFE Bangkok, Floor B1-2, Siam Paragon. Special Promotion! Buy 1 Get 2 with the double package that allows entry to both SEA LIFE Bangkok and Madame Tussauds. 600 baht for adults and 500 baht for children between 3-11 years priced at 500 baht on Off-Peak days, and 650 baht for adults and 550 baht for children between 3-11 years on Peak days. Pricing for each day can be found at our website. Better value! Purchase advance tickets for a 10% discount via our website

Source: MSL Group

SEA LIFE Bangkok introduces its latest experience Rock Pool Explorer