September 25, 2018

Sneak peek: Waikiki Aquarium to launch largest exhibit in 10 years

Waikiki Aquarium is launching its largest exhibit in 10 years.

On Friday, the Amazing Adaptations exhibit — a 60-foot, 3,000-gallon facility featuring seahorses, seadragons and pipefish — will open to the public.

The exhibit includes nine tanks showcasing a diverse collection of species, from local pipefish to exotic Australian seadragons.

“We’ve actually got some of the biggest species of seahorse in the world, which is the potbelly seahorse,” said aquarium director Andrew Rossiter. “They get about 12 inches in size, and we’ve got some of the smallest ones as well, the pigmy seahorse, and they reach about an inch in size. The ones