Secret Reef Cam
Thanks to support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, you can take a virtual dive into the Tennessee Aquarium’s Secret Reef exhibit. This saltwater exhibit, home to thousands of colorful reef fish, big, toothy sharks and a rescued green sea turtle, is designed to model the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. Aquarium visitors have an opportunity to enjoy more than two dozen viewing windows, each with a different perspective of this habitat. While exploring the Secret Reef like SCUBA divers, guests gain a deeper appreciation for their connection to this amazing ecosystem.
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Did You Know? The Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary:
- Is located in the Gulf of Mexico, about 110 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas.
- Contains the northernmost tropical coral reefs in the United States.
- Has more than 50% live coral. More than any other reef in the Gulf of Mexico or Caribbean
No matter where you live, if you drive a car, heat or cool a home, use any kind of plastic or eat any of the following: seafood, corn, cereal, bread, beef, pork or chicken, you have a connection to the Gulf. As a result, you should be concerned about the economic and ecological health of the Gulf of Mexico. Begin by helping to improve the health of streams inland.
In honor of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary's 20th anniversary, here's a list of 20 things that people love about the sanctuary.
Showtimes for Bird Shows, Dive Shows and Penguin Keeper Talks:
Secret Reef Exhibit in Ocean Journey Daily at 11:00 am, 11:30 am, 2:00 and 2:30 pm
Ask our scuba divers questions during special dive shows Penguins’ Rock in Ocean Journey Monday through Friday at 10:30 am and 1:45 pm
Quiz our experts while they are feeding our gentoo and macaroni penguins. Secret Reef Exhibit in Ocean Journey Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 3:15 pm
Check out the big, toothy sharks and colorful fish during feeding time.. Lake Nickajack Exhibit in River Journey Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 11:00 am
Enjoy scuba divers feeding giant catfish, stupendous sturgeon and gnarly gar. (On the other days, wave and the divers will wave back while they help keep the fish’s home clean.)
The Secret Reef web cam was prepared by the Tennessee Aquarium under award NA09SEC4690041 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) or the U.S. Department of Commerce.