The most interesting and large aquariums in the world
The aquarium in Atlanta, USA
The Georgia aquarium (Georgia Aquarium), the largest aquarium in the world, located in the U.S. city of Atlanta. Opened in 2005, the total volume of water in the tanks of the aquarium – with more than 32,000 cubic meters.
The Oceanarium is divided into 60 thematic sections which are home to around 120,000 sea creatures, belonging to more than 500 different species.
The most interesting inhabitants of the aquarium of Georgia can be considered as four huge whale sharks, two Beluga whales and two manta rays.
The aquarium has not only closed reservoirs, but the reservoirs where the inhabitants can touch, for example, a small pond with stingrays.
The aquarium in Atlanta is not only a scientific and educational institution, but also a serious research centre, where scientists study marine life.
The aquarium in Okinawa, Japan
The aquarium is the Okinawa churaumi aquarium (Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium) is one of the largest aquariums in the world, opened in 2002, on the Japanese island of Okinawa. A Japanese aquarium is the second largest in the world, after the aquarium in the U.S. city of Atlanta.
The main aquarium tank holds 7,500 cubic meters of water, it is held clearly evident and transparent acrylic stroiterminal of 60 centimeters and a size of 8.2 by 22.5 meters. This acrylic wall is so transparent, that allows visitors to admire the underwater world as if they are on the seabed.
The highlight of the Oceanarium “Okinawa churaumi aquarium” is the fact that it is located on a hill to the top of which are steps, Thanks to this interesting architectural solution, creating the illusion of gradual immersion into the depths of the ocean.
Initially, visitors enter on the 3rd floor of the Oceanarium, which presents the world of corals and fishes living in shallow water.
Then, descending to the second floor, visitors find themselves among the inhabitants of the warm currents of the Kuroshio, which include manta rays and huge whale sharks.
On the ground floor, at the bottom of the building, visitors will encounter an unusual denizens of the darkest depths of the sea. Many of them are usually hidden from human eyes because they live in the depths below 200 metres.
All the inhabitants of the aquarium “Okinawa churaumi aquarium” found in the waters surrounding the island, and guests have the perfect opportunity to dive into an amazing underwater world of the sea around the island of Okinawa.
The aquarium in Berlin, Germany
The aquadome (AquaDom) is unusual and the world’s largest cylindrical aquarium with salt water, located in the hotel “Radisson SAS” in Berlin.
Aquarium called “AquaDom” is a clear bulb with a height of 25 meters, diameter of about 12 m, filled with water. The volume of this aquarium is more than 1 000 000 liters of water. It is home to more than 1500 fish belonging to 97 species.
Inside the aquarium has a transparent Elevator, made in the form of the flask. Lifting floors above, guests at the hotel Radisson SAS have the opportunity to see the underwater world from within.
Some rooms have internal Windows, opening to the aquarium.
The project “AquaDom” was implemented in late 2003. The cost of the aquarium was 12.8 million euros.
The aquarium in Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon Oceanarium (LisbonOceanarium) – this is the largest European aquarium is located in the Portuguese city of Lisbon.
Lisbon Oceanarium offers visitors a large collection of fish, mammals, birds and other inhabitants of the marine and coastal areas. Just the aquarium presents more than 16,000 animals belonging to 450 species.
This aquarium was created by American designers, simulates the environment of several oceans: Indian, Arctic, Atlantic, Pacific, and Antarctic waters.
In the Central aquarium are large fish, such as sea devil and the hammerhead shark.
System several aquariums, created to allow visitors to see the underwater world from all its sides.
The pride of the aquarium is the sunfish, the content of which requires the creation of an optimally close to natural conditions. Other interesting inhabitants of the aquarium in Lisbon is a large crab-spiders.
The exterior of the aquarium looks like a huge Galleon with glass sails and masts.
The aquarium in Cape town, South Africa
The Two Oceans aquarium (TwoOceansAquarium) – the largest aquarium, located in the southern hemisphere (South Africa).
The name “two oceans Aquarium”, was given to the aquarium for a simple reason: there are animals of the Atlantic and Indian oceans surrounding South Africa.
The unique geographical location of Cape town, the aquarium was able to recreate habitats for various species of marine life that inhabit both ocean. In more than 30 basins of the aquarium is home to about 300 marine representatives, including jellyfish, worms, tubes, crayfish and fish.
The aquarium is on the waterfront “V & a waterfront” (Victoria&AlfredWaterfront).
The aquarium in Valencia, Spain
Oceanographic Park in Valencia (L Oceanogràfic) – a huge aquarium, located on the territory of 110 000 m2. In an aquarium with a volume of more than 42 million litres contained various representatives of the Maritime zones. The total number of people living in the Valencia aquarium marine animals exceeds 45 000. They all belong to 500 different species, including mammals, reptiles, fish, birds and invertebrates.
Oceanographic Park in Valencia is divided into ten zones, each of which presents certain animals: inhabitants of the tropical seas, the red sea, the Mediterranean Islands, the polar oceans-the Arctic, the seas of temperate climate.
In addition to the aquariums opened in the Park, the Dolphinarium, the area of mangroves and the garden, with diverse flora.
The diversity of animals contained in nine aquariums similar to tower. The main building of the aquarium in Valencia is made in the form of a water Lily.