Georgia Aquarium Goes Digital During Coronavirus

Mar 18, 2020

Although the Georgia Aquarium may be closed to visitors during the coronavirus outbreak, its fish and wildlife can still be observed online.

The world's largest aquarium, based in Atlanta, closed last Saturday to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but people may stream live webcams of their exhibits, including their piranhas, sea lions, beluga whales, penguins, and jellyfish.

Online visitors suffering from social distancing claustrophobia can tune into the fish feeds around the clock.

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Hi there, friends! Sending a reminder to just keeping swimming during this time. We may be closed to the public, but you can still hang out with us virtually by tuning in to all of our webcams. Click the link in our bio for instant ocean views.

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Mar 16, 2020 at 10:11am PDT

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms declared a state of emergency a day later Sunday evening, banning public gatherings of 50 or more people. 

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18 million people have visited the aquarium since it opened in 2005. It boasts the world's largest indoor aquatic habitat in the world with 8.3 million gallons of water. At its opening, the Guiness Book of World Records certified it had more aquatic life than any other aquarium.