World’s largest aquarium features treasures of Apo Island

PINOY Newsmagazine
May 2003

By Ted Regencia

CHICAGO — After eight long years of planning, research and construction, the world’s largest aquarium located in Chicago solidified its status, as its unveils a new gigantic wing featuring the marine treasures of Apo Island in Negros Oriental, Philippines.

On April 15, Shedd Aquarium officially opened Wild Reef, a $47-million underwater habitat teeming with sharks, corals, eels, rays and even lobsters.

The permanent exhibit is a recreation of Apo Island’s coral reef ecosystem, dubbed by serious diving enthusiasts as one of the best diving spots in the world. Continue reading “World’s largest aquarium features treasures of Apo Island”