Animal rescue and rehabilitation is at the heart of S.E.A. Aquarium. From newborns to animals rescued from the illegal wildlife trade, we’re dedicated to caring for animals big and small throughout their time in our aquarium.
One of the largest coral reef fishes, Napoleon wrasses can grow up to 2.3 metres and weigh up to 191 kilogrammes. They can be often found swimming alone or in pairs in tropical waters of the continental shelf. Napoleon wrasses play vital roles in reef health as their thick lips allow them to predate on spiny animals such as crown-of-thorns sea stars, which actively feed on corals.
Considered a delicacy in some countries, Napoleon wrasses are victims of overfishing and the illegal wildlife trade. Two Napoleon wrasses were rescued from the illegal trade in Asia in 2021 and are currently thriving at the S.E.A. Aquarium.