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Sea Life Kansas City
LocationKansas City
Coordinates39°04′52″N 94°34′53″W / 39.080995°N 94.581442°W / 39.080995; -94.581442Coordinates: 39°04′52″N 94°34′53″W / 39.080995°N 94.581442°W / 39.080995; -94.581442
OwnerMerlin Entertainments

Sea Life Kansas City is an interactive aquarium located at the Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The aquarium contains thousands of aquatic creatures, plus interactive touch pools and a 360° ocean tunnel. Sea Life Kansas City is owned and operated by Merlin Entertainments.

Main species

Blacktip reef shark Giant Pacific octopus Hermit crab Cownosed ray Big-belly seahorse
Jellyfish Clownfish Green sea turtle Lionfish Starfish

Conservation

Sea Life is involved with a number of conservation activities. These include:

Seahorse breeding

Sea Life has successfully bred and reared nine species of seahorse, helping prevent the breeds from becoming extinct. This means that no seahorses will be taken from the wild for their exhibitions, and they may be able to resupply seahorses if they become extinct in the wild.

Seal rescues

Sea Life works with seal sanctuaries to care for orphaned and injured seal pups. Over 100 seals are successfully rescued and returned to the wild each year.

Re-homing

Sea Life provides permanent homes for injured or disabled aquatic creatures who would have otherwise been killed or euthanized.

Protection of turtles

A fundraising campaign run by Sea Life has enabled a new Sea Turtle Rescue and Wildlife Information Centre to be built on the Greek island of Zakynthos to treat turtles which have been injured in collisions with pleasure craft or entanglement in fishing gear.[1]

References

  1. ^ "Turtle Rescue Centre Zakynthos | Gerakas marine conservation".