The new exhibit will replace the 20-year-old “Dangerous & Deadly” exhibit, transforming it “into an open and immersive environment for guests to explore,” according to Aquarium officials.
The new space will be split up into five zones: Captain’s Quarters, Treasure Chest, Cargo Hold, Ship’s Anchor and Ropes and Rigging. Each features a variety of sea life and pirate-themed ornamentation.
The different sections of artificial reef will host slithering moray eels, garden eels, cuttlefish, spiny lionfish, scorpionfish and more deep-sea aquatic life, aquarium officials say.
Annual pass holders can attend an exclusive preview party for “Shipwreck: Realm of the Eels” before it opens to the public in spring.
Now through Dec. 31, Newport Aquarium is offering a buy-three-get-one-free sale on annual passes.
"Shipwreck: Realm of the Eels," an artificial reef officials say will teem with undersea life, is coming to the Newport Aquarium next spring.