A Romantic Experience of Being Surrounded by the Plankton
When talking about the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, which animal comes into your mind first? A baby beluga, bat ray, or coral? Today we are going to lead you guys to dive deep into the abyssal sea floor to explore the mysteries of plankton.

PhotoNational Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium

TextWenchien Wu

The plankton plays an integral role in the oceanic food chain cycle. Even though it might be too hard to see the tiny plankton with our naked eyes, plankton is a vital food source for marine life.

The Deep Sea Area is a brand-new exhibition area built by the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium. It's a place that uses immersive projection to make the visitors feel like staying in the deep sea, having a romantic experience of being surrounded by plankton. Visitors can use the uHandy, a small and portable microscope, to closely observe what the plankton looks like. There is one more special room “Deep Microcosmic Lab.” This unique lab is prepared for the children to give them a chance to broaden their horizons about the beautiful sea world.

Diving into the Deep Ocean
When visitors step into the Plankton and Bioluminescent Organism areas, two brand-new exhibition places of The Deep Sea exhibition area, they'll enjoy a new immersive experience: Low Light Drifting. Such an immersive experience will turn the plankton living on the deep sea floor into an immersive projection.

For instance, visitors can see the almost lifelike helmet jellyfish swimming past them or a diverse collection of bioluminescent organisms living in the abyssal sea. And when you step on the light spots on the ground, the interactive device will give you a response too.

Probing the Reality of the Living Creatures in the Deep Sea
From January 20th to February 28th, the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium has prepared uHandy, the small and portable microscope kits, for the audience to closely observe the diverse appearances of the plankton.

You can closely observe the looks of the tiny marine life such as the brine shrimp, copepods, jellyfish's ephyra, cladonema radiatum, and more. You have the chance to know these small marine life living in the deep sea and understand how a little fish makes a big splash in stabilizing the oceanic ecosystem.

Satisfying Children's Curiosity
During the exhibition period, there is one more special event for the children: “Deep Microcosmic Lab.” The narrator will guide the children to know the plankton living in the deep sea. Meanwhile, the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium launches a series of events to celebrate the Spring Festival. For more info, please visit the website of the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium.

Low Light Drifting
Time:January 20 to February 28, 2023
Venue: National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium


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