Who do you call when you need a fake swamp with live alligators?
Orlando-based Bottled Ocean Inc. built a 6,000-square-foot re-creation of a Louisiana bayou to promote the History Channel’s Swamp People, a reality TV show about the people who hunt for alligators. Set up in New York City for 12 days in February, the exhibit had seven live alligators and a chef preparing Cajun delicacies.
Bottled Ocean’s new Modular Reef System solves common water quality and habitat flexibility issues facing large aquariums and marine theme parks.
Bottled Ocean, an aquatic solutions company, is pleased to announce its latest commercial aquarium project with New York Diner, a new restaurant by A&D Food Group with a 24/7/365 concept that is scheduled to open in June in the Gateway Village Plaza on Semoran Boulevard. New York Diner has contracted with Orlando-based Bottled Ocean to design and construct a custom, themed fish tank to bring a real flair of New York to Orlando.
Orlando-based aquatic management solutions company Bottled Ocean was recently lauded for its living exhibit, “Swamp in the City,” in promotion of HISTORY’s Season 3 premiere of Swamp People, winning a 2012 PRO Award for “Most Innovative Communication Strategy.” Season 3’s successful promotion efforts resulted in a 20 percent increase in premiere viewership over its previous season, and the exhibit attracted tens of thousands of visitors and more than 100 millions impressions.
Louisiana bayous don’t just appear in New York City, and the closest you get to seeing an alligator is when its hide is wrapped around a designer handbag.
But in February both popped up in Manhattan’s Chelsea Market as a promotion for the History Channel’s reality show, “Swamp People.” Behind the transplanted swamp — complete with live gators, 7,000 gallons of water and 15-foot-tall cypress trees — was none other than Flagler alumnus Greg Lund, ‘85.
Lund isn’t a gator hunter, but co-owner of the Orlando-based Bottled Ocean. The aquatic management company was hired to design and construct the elaborate exhibit promoting the third season of the show that chronicles alligator hunters as they troll Louisiana’s endless bayous.