By now, it’s safe to say that we’re going to be in our homes for a few weeks in order to try and flatten the curve of this pandemic. However, because of social distancing, we are seeing a lot of boredom amongst people since the option to go out into public spaces is no longer available.
But thanks to technology, we can still visit places like museums and other attractions – all from a virtual standpoint, of course. And that is one of the small rays of hope during this isolation period.
According to Narcity, the Georgia Aquarium hasn’t let its closed doors stop them being open to the public. While they may have psychically shut down in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19, their live cams are still operational and on the internet for marine lovers to enjoy virtual observations.
The Atlanta-based aquarium is believed to be the world’s largest display of marine life, holding so many different creatures within one million cubic feet of water. Now that is truly impressive. Now, you don’t have to worry about getting there in person to take a look at all it has to offer, all you need to do is go online. All its exhibits are live-streams, so you can have a look at all the fascinating creatures from piranhas to sea lions or beluga whales, to even penguins or jellyfish – all amongst so many more. So, if you need a mental break from the madness of our world, all you need to do is get on the live-stream.
You can even check out other cool creatures like stingrays and whale sharks. Basically, there is never a lack of cool things to see. Plus, the live-stream is all quality high-definition, so you feel just like you’re experiencing it in real life. You can stream it anywhere – from your laptop on the couch or your phone in bed. Plus the particular cam that features the Beluga Whales is fun to watch as they swim around and entertain viewers.
And, come the spring, the Georgia Aquarium will be preparing to welcome a new baby Beluga calf into the mix. Besides these fun whales, you can also get excited about California sea otters, African penguins, and puffins. People tuning into the live cam can also expect to get up close and personal with the many different kinds of Jellyfish all swimming around gracefully in their tanks. Since opening in 2005, the Georgia Aquarium has had a whopping 18 million visitors from around the world, and it even set the Guinness Book record for the number of aquatic species that it houses within its walls.
Definitely a virtual trip worth taking – bring the whole family!
Anastasia is an American writer and journalist living in Dublin, Ireland. Her Twitter is @AnastasiaArell5.