Wednesday, September 28, 2022

World Ocean Explorer Online DEEP SEA Exhibit Opens In January 2022


The World Ocean Observatory’s new, online DEEP SEA Exhibit is set to open to the public on January 10th, 2022.

It’s the first exhibit of the W2O’s virtual aquarium and is sponsored by the Schmidt Ocean Institute.

The exhibit will showcase discoveries during Schmidt’s many deep-sea expeditions, most specifically their Australia Campaign in 2020.

The interactive exhibit will be available for casual, curious viewers but also for formal and informal education about the ocean and its unique biodiversity and value.

The World Ocean Explorer online aquarium is based on realistic aquarium design: visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the exhibit, wander the halls, interact with marine environments and displays, and explore species otherwise not available in a traditional aquarium environment.

Check out a video of what the exhibit will look like below, or go to the W2O website for more info.

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.