2014-01-30 16:57:35 - Stars of "Fish Tank Kings" spread marine education to Latin America
MIAMI – Jan. 31, 2013 – Living Color Aquariums (www.livingcolor.com), star of Nat Geo WILD’s hit reality TV show, “Fish Tank Kings” and the global industry leader in the design and manufacturing of iconic custom aquariums and themed exhibits, is proud to announce its latest strive for international aquatic education with its new exhibit at La Fundación Planeta Azul Caribe (FUPAC) in Barranquilla, Colombia.
La Fundación Planeta Azul Caribe, which translates to “The Blue Planet Caribbean Foundation,” is a leading force in marine life conservation and education of Colombia’s Caribbean Sea. FUPAC reached out to Living Color Aquariums to design and build an authentic replica of Colombia’s beautiful marine ecosystem, after watching Season 1 and 2 of “Fish Tank Kings,”
which airs internationally in 27 countries, including Colombia.
“The team at La Fundación Planeta Azul Caribe came to us with the challenge of creating something that will not only educate the people of Colombia about their unique local marine life, but inspire them to be more conscious of the delicate ecosystem of Colombia’s mangroves and rivers,” said Mat Roy, president of Living Color and star of “Fish Tank Kings.” “I’m proud of our finished product and am eager to finalize the installation and share it with visitors from across South America!”
This international aquatic exhibit was designed by Living Color’s renowned team of engineers and marine biologists. The design features a 1,000-gallon custom-built split-window exhibit, separating two unique environments: the Caribbean Sea’s mangroves and freshwater rivers. The display includes a custom mangrove root installation with brackish water and river rocks for an authentic look and feel. The exhibit will be displayed in FUPAC’s Colombian facility, located at Barrio Canapote Calle 67 N° 13-40.
For more information, please visit Living Color’s website at www.livingcolor.com or call (800) 878-9511; or visit La Fundación Planeta Azul Caribe website at: www.planetaazulcaribe.org.
About Living Color Aquariums
Living Color Aquariums, Inc. (www.livingcolor.com), headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is renowned for creating iconic, award-winning aquariums and themed exhibits. Recognized for creating aquariums that are stunningly elaborate works of art, Living Color designs and builds custom aquarium exhibits for high profile clients like Disney, SeaWorld, Universal Studios, Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins Ballpark, Loews Hotels, Rainforest Café, Bass Pro Shops, Nordstrom and many distinguished celebrities and individuals. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, no other aquarium manufacturing facility in the world has the turnkey capabilities to execute complex, customized projects like Living Color Enterprises. Living Color is also currently featured on the smash-hit reality series “Fish Tank Kings,” airing on the TV network Nat Geo WILD.
About “Fish Tank Kings”
The team members of Living Color Aquariums star in the hit cable TV series “Fish Tank Kings” and is broadcast in the USA by Nat Geo WILD and worldwide by National Geographic Channel International. “Fish Tank Kings” is one of the only internationally distributed shows filmed primarily in South Florida where the actors also live and work in South Florida. The series showcases Living Color Aquariums, as it uses its unparalleled skills, creativity and teamwork to pull off the most extreme custom aquariums imaginable.
About Nat Geo WILD
For more than 30 years, National Geographic has been the leader in wildlife programming. The networks Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo WILD HD, launched in 2010, offer intimate encounters with nature’s ferocious fighters and gentle creatures of land, sea and air that draw upon the cutting-edge work of the many explorers, filmmakers and scientists of the National Geographic Society.
Part of the National Geographic Channels US, based in Washington, D.C., the networks are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Cable Networks. In 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC) debuted, and 10 years later, Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo was unveiled. The Channels have carriage with all of the nation’s major cable, telco and satellite television providers, with Nat Geo WILD currently available in 56 million U.S. homes. Globally, Nat Geo Wild is available to 22 million subscribers in 27 countries.
For more information, visit www.natgeowild.com.
About La Fundación Planeta Azul Caribe
La Fundación Planeta Azul Caribe (FUPAC) is a private organization formed by a team of people whose main goal is to research, educate and build culture for the sea. The organization was established in 2006 in the city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. Through its programs and projects, FUPAC’s main goal is to encourage marine culture through research, education, science, technology and innovation in people of all ages who visit or live in the Caribbean Region (college students, university professors, villagers in coastal areas, industrial workers and tourists).
For more information, visit www.planetaazulcaribe.org.