COMPLETED PROJECTS

Touch tank life support

New England Aquarium Shark and Ray Touch Tank

Aquatic Environments contracted directly with the New England Aquarium for the design and installation of the Shark and Ray Touch Tank Exhibit, which opened the first week of April 2011. 

This exhibit features Sharks and Rays in a mangrove themed tank surrounded by shallow edges and viewing windows, allowing visitors to experience a close encounter with these animals.  This is an innovative large touch tank exhibit that allows visitors to gently stroke Cownose Rays, Bonnethead Sharks, Atlantic Rays and Epaulette Sharks as they swim gracefully through the crystal clear water.MORE


polar bear life support

Columbus Zoo Polar Frontier 

Aquatic Environments Inc. was hired as a subcontractor to Thomas & Marker Construction Co. to develop a comprehensive Life Support design and then, subject to approval from the Columbus Zoo, build a state of the art Life Support System (LSS) for the Polar Bear and Brown Bear exhibits. 

The new 1.3 acre yard was specially designed to be the ultimate Polar Bear Habitat.  The Polar Bear pool is 176,000 gallons and has guest viewing above and below the water surface.  The Polar Frontier project was completed in December 2010. MORE



holding facility life support

New England Aquarium Off Site Holding Facilities

Aquatic Environments Inc. was contracted to design and install a state of the art Life Support System for the New England Aquarium Rescue and Collection Holding facility located in Quincy Massachusetts.  This new center will also house quarantine facilities.  The first phase of this project was completed February 2010.

This new facility resides in a 240’X100’ building formally used for shipbuilding.  Currently 18,000 square feet is active space for Holding, Quarantine, and Rescue Rehab. 24 rescued Sea Turtles, 9 baby Bonnethead Sharks, and a school of Cownose Rays were among the first residents of this new $3.7 million facility. 

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New England Aquarium Penguin Tray Exhibit

Penguin life support

Aquatic Environments contracted directly with the New England Aquarium for the design and installation of the new Penguin Life Support System completed in early August 2008. 

The New England Aquarium Penguin exhibit contains more than 80 birds located in the massive first floor of the aquarium.  This exhibit contains multiple species of Penguins living in more than 150,000 gallons of salt water with artificial rock outcroppings.

Aquatic Environments designed and built the new Life Support System for this central feature at the aquarium.  Included in this design were custom Aquatic Environments protein skimmers, Fybroc pumps, Paragon sand filters, FRP basket strainers, an Ozone Generator, and a custom Bio filter using an existing LSS filtration bayMORE


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