Animal Planet in the US has announced that Left/Right series The Aquarium, which documents life behind-the-scenes of Atlanta’s Georgia Aquarium and the vital role it plays in aquatic conservation around the world, will return for a second season, beginning Sunday, February 9 at 8pm et/pt.

The series sheds light on the underwater life of fascinating fish, marine mammals and aquatic birds who call the aquarium’s 10 million gallons of water home. Each episode features unique relationships between Aquarium residents and the passionate people dedicated to their care. A staff of aquarists, biologists and veterinarians work with tens of thousands of animals, both familiar and rare – from piranhas and puffins, to sea turtles and sea dragons.

This season, The Aquarium follows the stories of a sneaky moray eel moving from one habitat to another, a giant sea turtle named Tank who needs to learn healthier eating habits, and the adventures of baby fantail rays Bacon and Tomato, as they adjust to life in the massive Ocean Voyager exhibit. Viewers also catch up with rescued baby sea otter Gibson, as he learns to become a more independent pup. And this season, the adventures continue off the coast of Florida, as camera crews follow Georgia Aquarium biologists under the nighttime waves, to film a rare and wondrous event few have ever witnessed: the spawning of critically endangered corals.

The Aquarium was Animal Planet’s highest-rated new series in 2019 among Adults 25-54*, in addition to the second highest-rated new series in two years, behind only Crikey! It’s the Irwins (2018-2019).

The Aquarium is produced for Animal Planet by Left/Right, and Copper Pot Pictures. Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman, Anneka Jones and Michael LaHaie are the executive producers; Jessie Findlay is co-executive producer for Left/Right. David LaMattina and Chad Walker are the executive producers for Copper Pot Pictures. Lisa Lucas is the executive producer for Animal Planet, with Patrick Keegan as supervising producer.