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Encounter: Ocean Odyssey

For National Geographic’s Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, Mirada helps create content for an immersive, interactive attraction that brings the magic of the ocean into New York City’s Times Square. The exhibit incorporates digital technology, 3D imagery and special effects to evoke an underwater journey from the South Pacific to the North American West Coast — without getting wet. Visitors explore different rooms that have habitats like coral reefs, giant kelp forests and tide pools, as well as spaces to have encounters with oceanic predators like squid, sharks and whales. “Encounter” took three years to complete. Nat Geo’s David Gruber says, “As chief science advisor, Ocean Odyssey started out by crafting the narratives — what are the unique, untold stories of the sea.”