I&J Ocean Exhibit
I&J Ocean Exhibit
The I&J Ocean Exhibit holds 1.6 million litres of seawater at a temperature of between 20 and 24 degrees Celsius. The depth of the exhibit stands at 6 metres. It is the first exhibit of its kind in South Africa to boast a full 10-metre-long tunnel. The exhibit’s main viewing window is a continuous 9-metre-wide panel, which is 4 metres high and weighs 22 tons. Whether viewed from the 10-metre-long transparent tunnel or the giant viewing window - the I&J Ocean Exhibit is your glimpse into South Africa's warm waters.
A window on the ocean
The warmer waters in the I&J Ocean Exhibit are home to numerous subtropical species such as rays, musselcrackers, green sea turtles, indigenous fishes and much more. Visitors watch in awe as enormous rays float above their heads, and impressive musselcrackers swim past. This Exhibit is a truly immersive experience. For a chance to get an even better view: you can scuba dive in this exhibit!
The exhibit is named the I&J Ocean Exhibit in recognition of I&J’s long-standing commitment to the Two Oceans Aquarium. As a founder partner, I&J has a long history with the Aquarium. The fishing company was the driver in attaining the stringent sustainability Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for the industry in 2004 and has played a key partnership role with the Aquarium since its opening in 1995.
“We have partnered with the Aquarium because our vision for the ocean is very much in line with that of the Aquarium – we are committed to ensuring the sustainability of both the ocean and its bounty, for generations to come. We look forward to the opening of the new I&J Ocean Exhibit and being part of the Two Oceans Aquarium’s new era,” said I&J Managing Director Jonty Jankovich-Besan.