THE AQUARIUM, which documents life behind-the-scenes of Atlanta’s Georgia Aquarium and the vital role it plays in aquatic conservation around the world, returns to Animal Planet for a second season, beginning Sunday, Feb. 9 at 8PM ET/PT.
The series sheds light on the underwater life of fascinating fish, marine mammals and aquatic birds who call the aquarium’s 10 million gallons of water home. Each episode features unique relationships between Aquarium residents and the passionate people dedicated to their care. A staff of aquarists, biologists and veterinarians work with tens of thousands of animals, both familiar and rare - from piranhas and puffins, to sea turtles and sea dragons.
This season, THE AQUARIUM follows the stories of a sneaky moray eel moving from one habitat to another, a giant sea turtle named Tank who needs to learn healthier eating habits, and the adventures of baby fantail rays Bacon and Tomato, as they adjust to life in the massive Ocean Voyager exhibit. Viewers also catch up with rescued baby sea otter Gibson, as he learns to become a more independent pup. And this season, the adventures continue off the coast of Florida, as camera crews follow Georgia Aquarium biologists under the nighttime waves, to film a rare and wonderous event few have ever witnessed: the spawning of critically endangered corals.
Animal Planet will offer sneak peeks from each episode of THE AQUARIUM via social platforms that include Twitter and Facebook. Additionally, individual profiles of different animals will be featured throughout the season and weekly Instagram stories will preview upcoming episodes. THE AQUARIUM Season One can be seen in its entirety by U.S. audiences on the Animal Planet GO app.
THE AQUARIUM was Animal Planet’s highest-rated freshmen series in 2019 among Adults 25-54*, in addition to the second highest-rated freshmen series in two years, behind only Crikey! It’s the Irwins (2018-2019).
THE AQUARIUM is produced for Animal Planet by Left/Right, a Red Arrow Studios company, and Copper Pot Pictures. Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman, Anneka Jones and Michael LaHaie are the executive producers; Jessie Findlay is co-executive producer for Left/Right. David LaMattina and Chad Walker are the executive producers for Copper Pot Pictures. Lisa Lucas is the executive producer for Animal Planet, with Patrick Keegan as supervising producer.
*Tie with *Crikey! It’s the Irwins
About Animal Planet
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About Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Aquarium is a leading 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Atlanta, Ga. that is Certified Humane by the American Humane Association and accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Georgia Aquarium is committed to working on behalf of all marine life through education, preservation, exceptional animal care, and research across the globe. Georgia Aquarium continues its mission each day to inspire, educate, and entertain its millions of guests about the aquatic biodiversity throughout the world through its hundreds of exhibits and tens of thousands of animals across its seven major galleries. For more information, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org