Pseudoliparis amblystomopsis

Pseudoliparis amblystomopsis

Ecological Education Centre - HYDROPOLIS

The hadal snailfish is a species of deep-sea fish, and have been the deepest living fish ever recorded on film, when discovered at depths of 7700 m! This pale, tadpole-like fish reaches up to 28.8 cm, and 160 g in weight, and is found in the Northwest Pacific Ocean, including Japan Trenches. They lay relatively large eggs that are almost 1 cm in diameter. There are indications that the larvae of this species spend time in the open water at relatively shallow depths, less than 1,000 m. That means that the species are able to travel many kilometres down through the water column when reaching adult stages. 


Project by ART FM creative team

Exhibit designers:
Łukasz Markiewicz, Awiszaj Hadari (Avishay Ave Hadari)


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Location: Wrocław, Poland
Year: 2015
Size: 4000 m²
Investor: Municipal Waterworks and Drainage Company Ltd. in Wrocław
Scope: design for the exhibition arrangement, narrative script, interior designs, interactive installation prototype designs, multimedia designs and production

The HYDROPOLIS Environmental Education Center is a unique place, combining education with modern forms of exhibition. The main subject of the exhibition is water – a substance that is everywhere on our planet.

This is a narrative exhibition. Visitors actively take part in the story of the origins of water in the universe, encounter the incredible creatures from the depths of the ocean, and take to the surface to understand its imperative function in the environment and its role in human vital functions. They also learn the history of water engineering, from Antiquity to present-day methods of water management.

HYDROPOLIS is a place where diverse multimedia technologies, art installations, replicas and real-life models serve a common goal: to show water from varied and fascinating perspectives.

A historical 19th-century underground pure water reservoir has been adapted for the purposes of the exhibition.