The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC) has added a new interactive exhibit to their visitor center. Cortina Productions originally designed and produced the “No Bones” interactive for SHARKS! Predators of the Deep at the Georgia Aquarium in 2020. Now, this digital interactive featuring a deep dive into the anatomical structure of sharks, will reach new audiences in Massachusetts thanks to the Georgia Aquarium. Cortina Productions worked with the AWSC to provide design guidance and assist with set-up and installation of the program.
“‘No Bones’ exhibit has been up and running for a few weeks now, and people are loving it! Everyone here at AWSC is so thankful for [Cortina’s] generosity of time and resources in working with us to make this happen. The integration into our existing exhibits is seamless! It is an incredible addition to our space and is providing awesome enrichment opportunities for people of all ages,” states Heather Ware, Shark Center Manager.
The “No Bones” interactive is an informative and engaging experience that allows visitors of all ages to learn more about sharks and their physical abilities by examining layers of skin, musculature, and skeletal system. An animated 3D model appears on screen and visitors can toggle between the various layers, each with unique and interesting content about the shark’s anatomical features and abilities. For instance, the skeletal layer explains that shark skeletons are made of cartilage, not bone, to remain lightweight and flexible which allows sharks to keep afloat and move nimbly. Each of these key facts help breakdown the fear associated with these misunderstood creatures.