SEAPARK, Europe's first marine theme park and resort,
designed by Shramqo Inc., features immersive VR tools allowing
aquarium visitors to "enter" the pools and interact with
marine animals. The park will hold 32 aquariums, a dolphinarium,
and a huge oceanic pool for sharks and manta rays. More than 200
species of fish, crustaceans, mollusks, and invertebrates will live
in a lifelike simulated Mediterranean environment.
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be drawn from Salerno Gulf to fill the pools of MEDITERRANEAN
SEAPARK. There will be no artificial rocks or
plants, just sand, volcanic stones, and local flora. Two big 3-D
theaters equipped with high-resolution plasma screens will play
computer animations showing Mediterranean landforms in past and
future ages. A transparent tunnel will cross the oceanic pool,
to allow close encounters with sharks.
aim is to set up a complete working ecosystem," said Lorenzo
Miglioli, media project manager at Seapark Company.
section of the park will be devoted to marine archaeology.
Authentic prehistoric boats will be on display next to WWII
ships. Visitors will be able observe the building of a vessel
in an ancient Italian shipyard.
Great Sea Archive, an international multimedia database,
will teach the history of Mediterranean people. Experts
from Italy's National Science Council's Marine Experimental
Institute and from the Italian Culture Department will supervise
the expositions. The reconstruction of a small Italian harbor
will hold shops, restaurants, and theaters.