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North Atlantic to the Pacific

Journey from the rocky cliffs of the Atlantic coast to a brilliant Pacific coral reef.

From Cliffs to Corals

Start your journey at the rocky home of playful puffins and black guillemots before coming face to face with residents of a kelp forest and the colorful fishes of a Pacific coral reef.

Pacific Coral Reef Livestream

Puffins vs. Penguins

Many guests mistaken our puffins for penguins, and while there are some similarities between these black-and-white sea birds, there are a lot of differences too. All four species of puffin are found in the Northern Hemisphere, while many of the 17 species of penguin live south of the equator. There’s size to consider, too—penguins are larger than puffins. Another key difference is their ability to fly. You probably know that penguins can’t fly, but did you know that puffins can? Both birds are expert swimmers.

Featured Animals From Sea Birds to Sharks to Sea Stars

Learn more about the residents of North Atlantic to the Pacific.

Anemones (Actiniaria)

Sea anemones are named after and resemble flowers.

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Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica)

Banggai Cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)

Horn Shark (Heterodontus francisci)

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Blacktip Reef

Discover the aquatic life that thrives in a colorful Indo-Pacific reef.

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Dolphin Discovery

Get a glimpse into the daily life of a colony of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins.

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Jellies Invasion

Get up close with nine species of mesmerizing jellies.

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