In October 2021, the aquarist and technical operations teams loaded the remaining animals from the predator tank onto the transport truck with huge success. The black tip reef shark, Queensland grouper, mangrove jack, surgeon fish and a large majority of the spiny chromis were transferred in a smooth and timely manner, concluding our destocking initiative.
The team conducted thorough planning focused on the animals’ welfare. For example, two nets were modified with soft mesh to prevent injuries and assist with the catch strategy. Also, Stuart from the aquarist team was on hand when the animals arrived safe and sound at Sea World on the Gold Coast to oversee their unloading.