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A leopard shark circles in the half-empty Kelp Forest exhibit.
In August, aquarists begin planting the kelp forest in preparation for opening day less than two months away.
Forest of the SeaOpen to the sky to provide the kelp with necessary sunlight, the Kelp Forest exhibit is oriented in the building to keep shade on the surface to a minimum. Pumps push more than 2,000 gallons of sea water a minute through jets placed to generate natural currents in the exhibit. And the kelp here sways in a surgevital to the plantscreated by a special wave machine. Watch our live kelp cam.