Shipwrecks Now Open!
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada Introduces New Exhibit Shipwrecks provides first-hand look at historical wreckages including Edmund Fitzgerald
From the depths of the ocean and North America’s Great Lakes, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada presents Shipwrecks, a new travelling exhibit that explores what really lies beneath the surface of famous wreckages throughout history. Learn about one of Canada’s most notorious naval disasters, the Edmund Fitzgerald, or discover the ancient story of the Uluburun Shipwreck, while exploring the aquatic life and invasive species that surround them.
Shipwrecks will include an array of carefully curated artifacts, actual video footage of wreckage and unique animals from around the globe including Peacock mantis shrimp, Big fin reef squid, Giant isopods and Parrotfish. Discover new animals and learn how invasive species such as Sea lamprey (coming to the exhibit soon) or Round goby can impact our greatest freshwater source. Explore some of Lake Ontario’s small fish species such as Rainbow, Greenside or Johnny darters or get up-close to warm water animals like the Swallowtail seaperch, Zebra porgy, Common two banded seabream or Tompot blenny.
In partnership with Parks Canada, Shipwrecks will also feature a retrospective look at the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror, the story of the expedition and the process to discover the locations of the lost ships.