Langarmiger Federstern Dichrometra flagellata 3 c
Langarmiger Federstern Comaster schlegelii

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To the permanent exhibition "Coral Reef"

Here you will find all media-relevant information and press material on the “Coral Reef” themed room as part of the New Museum renovation project.

Coral reefs are, besides the tropical rainforests, the ecosystems with the greatest biodiversity and productivity worldwide. While they cover only about 0.1 percent of the ocean floor, they harbor a third of the marine fauna. The diversity of its fascinating, brilliantly colored organisms can be experienced in the new coral reef exhibition. In a 6 meters long and 2.50 meters high coral reef installation, visitors can discover more than 3,000 objects: from porcupinefish to dancing feather stars to a hunting school of whitetip reef sharks


We thank our supporters, who made this exhibition possible:
Erika und Walter Datz-Stiftung
Okeanos Stiftung für das Meer
Senckenberg Members
Jürgen R. und Eva-Maria Mann Stiftung
and further private donators and foundations

Scientific Partner

In research and education, the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) in Bremen is dedicated to the better understanding of tropical coastal ecosystems such as mangroves, sea grasses, coral reefs, estuaries and upwelling systems. As an interdisciplinary Leibniz institute, the ZMT conducts research on the structure and functioning of tropical coastal ecosystems and their reaction to natural changes and human interactions. It aims to provide a scientific basis for the protection and sustainable use of these ecosystems. ZMT works in close cooperation with partners in the tropics, where it supports capacity building and the development of infrastructures in the area of sustainable coastal zone management. ZMT is a member of the Leibniz Association.
Aktionsplan Leibniz Forschungsmuseen

Cooperation Partner

Trier University of Applied Sciences is committed to high-performance and application-
oriented research. Trier University of Applied Sciences relies on innovation and practice
orientation in the development of its teaching methods. Furthermore, the students’ social
competences are promoted by project and team oriented study methods. Research and
development address current issues in society. The Intermedia Design program at the
Department of Design offers a comprehensive study of digital media with a high level of
practical relevance. The Intermedia Design program at Trier University of Applied Sciences draws its innovative
potential from the intersection of diverse digital media, such as apps, games, video,
interaction and 3d design, which culturally shape our modern society. In the design process,
students develop and research novel human-computer interfaces, as they are also used in
didactic knowledge transfer. In cooperation with research museums, through installation
and exhibitions in public space, students have the opportunity to develop their ideas and
designs in a professional context.

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Anna Frenkel and model Octopus cyanea © Senckenberg / Tränkner

Kay Weber working on a long-armed feather star © Senckenberg / Tränkner

Curators Philipe Havlik and Stefanie Raddatz Coral Reef © Senckenberg / Tränkner

Bianca Trautwein und Hildegard Enting bei der Arbeit am Riffkörper

Bianca Trautwein and Hildegard Enting while working on the reef © Marlen Friess

Long-armed feather star Comaster schlegelii © Senckenberg / Tränkner

Langarmiger Federstern Dichrometra flagellata 3 c

Long-armed feather star Dichrometra flagellata © Senckenberg / Tränkner

Model Octopus cyanea © Senckenberg / Tränkner

Orang-utan-crab on a bubble coral © Marlen Friess

Remora fishes Echeneis naucrates © Anna Frenkel

Seahorse Hippocampus denise © Senckenberg / Tränkner

Falscher Clownfisch Amphiprion ocellaris in Prachtanemone Heteractis magnifica

Ocellaris clownfish Amphiprion ocellaris in magnificent sea anemone Heteractis magnifica © Senckenberg / Tränkner