You ask, we answer! Welcome to Deep Sea Diary’s monthly Q&A – a great way to connect with Aquarium experts as you fish for more information about all things Ripley’s.
Q: How many types of fishes call Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada home?
A: Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is home to over 16,000 fish and invertebrates, as well as two green sea turtles. Nine galleries showcase a cross section of saltwater and freshwater environments from around the world – starting with species from Toronto’s backyard, the Great Lakes basin. The Dangerous Lagoon is our largest exhibit with 2.9 million liters of salt water, and Rainbow Reef is the most diverse, with over 100 different types of tropical fish.
Learn how we take care of the animals in our largest exhibit, the Dangerous Lagoon, here.
Q: What is the most common place that is photographed at the Aquarium?
A: One of the most iconic and photographed places inside Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is Planet Jellies, specifically the wall of sea nettles. The giant floor to ceiling kriesel stops everyone in their tracks, and is the perfect location for a selfie or silhouette photo against the stunning blues, purples and pinks.
We want to see your Aquarium photos! When sharing your photos of Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, be sure to tag us @RipleysAquaCA and use our hashtag, #RipleysAquaCA.
Learn more about how to capture the perfect photo at the Aquarium here.