Pacific Reef Cam

Pacific Reef Cam

Home to more than 60 species, this vibrant Pacific Reef shows the complex system of a true living Coral Reef. Brightly colored Tangs and Clownfish dart through the water as Hermit Crabs and Snails move along the sea floor.

As part of the North Atlantic to the Pacific Gallery, the Pacific Coral Reef Cam is hosted at National Aquarium, Baltimore. Through its engaging exhibits, education programs, and conservation initiatives, National Aquarium’s mission is to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures.

Schedule

  • 8:00 am - 10:00 pm ET are the best viewing hours

  • Stony corals pull calcium and other elements out of the water to create reef-building skeletons.
  • Soft corals colonize every open space, competing with the stony corals for light.
  • Brightly colored tangs pick at any thread of algae that grows off the reef.
  • Clownfish swim among the tentacles of the anemones, darting out in the open when food floats by.
  • Banggai cardinalfish hover in large groups.
  • Small animals like hermit crabs and snails move along the sea floor, picking up any food or debris that has been left behind.

Source: National Aquarium Baltimore

Brightly colored Tangs and Clownfish dart through the water as Hermit Crabs and Snails move along the sea floor in this Pacific Reef Cam.

As part of the North Atlantic to the Pacific Gallery, the Pacific Coral Reef Cam is hosted at National Aquarium, Baltimore.