About The Open Ocean Exhibit
The Open Ocean exhibit is the first exhibit you will encounter on your carousel journey. At 100,000 gallons it’s one of the aquarium’s largest exhibits, and houses some truly impressive ocean predators. One of the most notable species in this exhibit are the Giant Hawaiian Broad Stingrays, named Pua and Mija. Each of them weighs over 120 pounds and consumes over two pounds of seafood each day.
In addition to the rays, this exhibit also houses three species of grouper: Queensland, Golaith, and Red. Groupers can often be found hanging back in the shadows and hiding behind rocks. Queensland and Goliath groupers are some of the largest fish in the ocean. At maturity, they can easily weigh over 500 pounds, and some even reach 800 pounds!
Keep your eyes peeled for a few other species sharks in this exhibit as well, including Blacktip reef sharks, and large schooling fish like the Tarpon, which can grow to lengths of over eight feet.
did you know?
This exhibit has some of the largest fish in the Aquarium. Many of them will grow to be over 200 pounds.