Field Museum launches virtual coral reef


Chicago Parent Staff


Kids have a chance to learn about coral reefs through the Field Museum’s partnership with

The WhyReef project uses virtual world simulation technology. Like a real coral reef, WhyReef has spinner dolphins, sea turtles and the humphead parrotfish. Users also explore "who-eats-whom" on the reef by playing the food Web game and work together to solve environmental challenges.

To play the game, visit



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