For centuries, rumors of mythical sea creatures have circulated the globe, with fishermen and seamen reporting back sightings of unexplainable ocean “monsters”. From mysterious tales of the elusive “Kraken” to the “Loch ness” monster, legends flourish about many strange looking sea creatures. Today, through scientific research, we know the truth about these fascinating aquatic creatures, their underwater world and their extraordinary adaptations.
Launching, March 5, 2015, you can explore the mysteries of the deep with the Canadian premiere of Sea Monsters Revealed: The Exhibition only at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre. This immersive journey through time offers a new look at some of the world’s most amazing sea creatures using a groundbreaking polymer preservation technique, known as plastination. Sea Monsters Revealed unveils the dissected bodies of some of the largest deep-sea creatures ever to be featured on dry land.
“A first in Canada, Sea Monsters Revealed sparks the imagination of visitors as they receive an up-close and inside look at some of the world’s most elusive and strange aquatic creatures to roam our oceans,” said Clint Wright, Vancouver Aquarium senior vice-president and general manager. “Steeped in history and science, Sea Monsters Revealed takes visitors on a journey of underwater exploration and tells the story of mystical wonders through real specimens preserved through plastination.”
More than 100 aquatic specimens will be on display at Sea Monsters Revealed, including five full-body creatures. This mesmerizing collection features a goliath grouper, a five metre long mako shark, a predatory Humboldt squid and a metre-long ocean sunfish, the heaviest bony fish in the world.
The exploration continues with Sea Monsters 4-D: A Prehistoric Adventure, an action-packed 4-D Experience that takes viewers back 82 million years into prehistoric waters, home to colossal marine reptiles of the dinosaur age and some of the most fascinating creatures that ever lived on Earth.
Visitors to Sea Monsters Revealed will be guided through a journey that will not only inspire appreciation of the great creatures inhabiting the ocean deep, but also create a better understanding of the role humans play in our natural world.
Join us for Sea Monsters Revealed, on display until Sept. 7, 2015 at the Vancouver Aquarium. Entrance to the exhibition and 4-D Experience are included with admission.
BASE Entertainment (Producer) is a diversified entertainment company with offices in New York, Las Vegas, Houston and Singapore. BASE develops, produces and manages intellectual properties generated for various entertainment platforms including museums and live entertainment in North America, Asia and Brazil. Sea Monsters Revealed represents a premiere museum quality exhibition developed and presented by BASE. The Company also owns and operates the exhibition SPY: The Secret World of Espionage. For more information please visit www.BASEentertainment.com
Sea Monsters Revealed was created with the cooperation of Dalian Hoffen Bio-Techinque Co., Ltd. and Professor Hongjin Sui, the creator of the specimens and general manager of the company.