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Animal Planet preps “The Aquarium”

Discovery-owned wildlife channel Animal Planet is set to unveil about aquatic life and conservation. The Aquarium (wt) will take viewers behind the scenes at the Georgia Aquarium, the Western Hemisphere’s largest ...
February 4, 2019

Discovery-owned wildlife channel Animal Planet is set to unveil about aquatic life and conservation.

The Aquarium (wt) will take viewers behind the scenes at the Georgia Aquarium, the Western Hemisphere’s largest aquarium, which plays a crucial role in aquatic conservation throughout the world.

The series follows the day-to-day of aquarium staff, including biologists, researchers and trainers, and provides information about the many species housed in the 10 million gallons of water at the aquarium. Species featured include rescued Southern sea otters, endangered African penguins, rescued California sea lions, whale sharks and manta rays.

Also featured are the aquarium’s ongoing efforts to protect aquatic species in nature everywhere from Georgia to South Africa, to the remote volcanic island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic and more.

The Aquarium, slated to air this year, is produced by Left/Right, a part of Red Arrow Studios, and Copper Pot Pictures.

“The Georgia Aquarium is home to an incredible array of animals and aquatic creatures and is also dedicated to many global conservation initiatives,” said Susanna Dinnage, global president of Animal Planet, in a statement. “We are delighted to be partnering with the team at the aquarium to bring viewers up-close to a wide range of unusual and very special animals in this all-access series.”

(Photo courtesy of the Georgia Aquarium)

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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