Australia: A journey to the heart of the reef, Aquarium de Paris
- Photo exhibition
In collaboration with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, the Paris Aquarium presents an exhibition dedicated to the remarkable reef landscapes of Eastern Australia. Through a panoramic photographic installation, the exhibition Australia: A journey to the heart of the reef highlights one of Australia’s most beautiful treasures. Thanks to the screening of documentaries and conferences, the exhibition raises awareness of the various management measures in place for the long-term protection of these ecosystems that are essential to the delicate balance of marine life.
The Great Barrier Reef is an exceptional site that stretches over 2,300 kilometres from Bundaberg to the tip of the Cape York Peninsula and covers a total area of 344,400 km2. Visible from space, it is the largest living biogenic (created by living organisms) structure in the world. This exhibition is an invitation to dive into this incredible underwater world.
In addition to photographic installations and videos, the Paris Aquarium participates in environmental education by housing 700 coral colonies and the ecosystems they build. The Aquarium holds coral breeding programs within closed circuits designed for this purpose. This allows coral reproduction without taking corals away from their natural environment.