Shipwreck Realm of the Eels

Join in the exploration at Newport Aquarium’s epic new exhibit, Shipwreck: Realm of the Eels, opening Spring 2020. Discover the ruins of a long-ago sunken ship scattered across the sea floor, now home to hundreds of animals including mysterious eels, brightly colored fish and curious creatures as they thrive in this accidental reef.

With a Newport Aquarium Annual Pass, you can be among the first to experience Shipwreck: Realm of the Eels at the VIP Passholder Preview Event!

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Shipwreck Realm of the Eels rendering with mast

Captains Quarters

Rising up from the sea floor, you’ll find the mast of the ship and tattered sails still flowing in the currents high above the remains of the Captain’s Quarters. There, a group of majestic bright Green Moray Eels reaching up to 5 feet long have made their home as masters of the ship. Nearby, the ship’s wheel awaits your turn as a fun photo opportunity with the eels and other residents including Spiny Lobsters and hundreds of fish.
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Treasure Chest

The ship’s treasure was lost to the sea but has been found by beautiful jewel colored fish who now make the treasure chest their home. Step into their luxurious reef to be surrounded by 270 degrees of beautiful sea life and gleaming gold coins, a perfect spot to take a photo among the real treasures of the sea.

Cargo Hold

Among the barrels and crates that held the ship’s cargo, you’ll now find fascinating animals thriving. Batfish walk along the sea floor on their fins, dozens of Garden Eels pop up from the sand and flow with the current while strange and colorful Frogfish imitate corals as they await the approach of their next meal.

Shipwreck Realm of the Eels rendering with anchor

Ship's Anchor

The ship’s anchor now plays anchor to a thriving community of fish. The Chain Moray Eel runs the roost with its impressive black body covered in yellow chain-like rings. It shares this safe spot with Tangs, Triggerfish, Grouper and more.

Chain Moray Eel

Ropes & Rigging

Enter the ship’s wreckage and pop-up into a dome to be surrounded by the ropes and pulleys that once held everything together. They now form a forest of protection for the animals that call it home. Find venomous and beautiful Lionfish with their long flowing fins, Scorpionfish with their venomous spines and the Purplemouth Eel with its long fin running the entire length of its body.
Shipwreck: Realm of the Eels

See It First With an Annual Pass!

Annual Passholders will be among the first to experience the new exhibit Shipwreck: Realm of the Eels at the VIP Passholder Preview Event! Get your passes now!

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