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World Ocean Explorer performance varies between different browsers. We strongly recommend CHROME for best user experience, as some browsers do not fully support all Explorer features and/or the latest WebGL. If you are unsure if your web browser supports WebGL, please visit get.webgl.org. Explorer is best experienced in full-screen mode; click the icon in the lower right screen to expand. Explorer remains in ongoing development, and there may be bugs. We would like to hear from you if you encounter any issues. Contact us at info@worldoceanexplorer.org. Thank you for visiting--and enjoy the virtual aquarium!

World Ocean Explorer
Virtual Aquarium Exhibit
environment / exploration / education 

  Release Date
March 29, 2022

WebGl (Web Graphics Library) is a JavaScript API for rendering high-performance interactive
3D and 2D graphics within any compatible web browser. For best performance we strongly recommend the CHROME browser. Some browsers do not fully support the latest WebGL.
Unity WebGL content is not currently supported on mobile devices.
World Ocean Explorer is best experienced in full screen mode.

3D deep-sea species, high-definition video footage
from ROV SuBastian, immersive aquarium environments.

Visual Solutions Lab

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How to Play
New users are encouraged to watch the brief TUTORIAL video above. Play involves using mouse/trackpad and keyboard to move through the exhibit in either Free Play mode or the Guided Tour and to engage with interactive features and 3D models. .
First-time visitors or those not familiar with Unity gaming are encouraged to take the Guided Tour to get a sense of how the controls work and how best to move through the exhibits.
The controls can be accessed at any time by hitting the spacebar and calling up the controls menu.
"Y" is mute and "U" is restart. "Esc" allows you to exit the game and regain control of your mouse.
Learn more about WebGL browser compatibility at get.webgl.org

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