Georgia Aquarium: Keepers of the Deep brings viewers up close and personal with creatures at the Georgia Aquarium, including whale sharks, beluga whales and a couple of spunky sea otters named Oz and Gracie. Go behind the scenes to see how scientists, engineers and veterinarians maintain the world's largest aquarium, located 300 miles inland of the nearest ocean.
In November 2005, Bernie Marcus, philanthropist and co-founder of the retail giant Home Depot, opened the doors to the Georgia Aquarium. Measured by water volume, at more than eight million gallons, the Georgia Aquarium is the largest in the world, housing forty-six exhibit displays and encompassing nearly 100 habitats of aquatic life.
Learn how medicine, biology, zoology, nutrition, environmental science and engineering each play a vital role in the management of the aquarium, since every animal and plant, as well as water and light source, needs exquisite care to thrive.
Learn about animal husbandry and how designated teams of biologists, engineers and veterinarians work around the clock, 24-hours a day, seven days a week, to care for the aquarium's growing population of animals.
And most importantly, learn about the important role the aquarium plays in teaching visitors about the relationship between humans and the well being of the planet's sea life.