Thursday, September 12, 2013

7 Breathtaking Aquariums Around The World

With a capacity of 260,000 gallons of water and over 2,500 fish visitors can travel through the aquarium using an encased elevator!. Take a look at this and other 7 Breathtaking Aquariums Around The World.

Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta
World’s largest aquarium, the Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, is a wonderful home for more than 100,000 animals from 500 different species (notable specimens: whale sharks, beluga whales, manta ray) and with a capacity of 8.1 million US gallons (31,000 m³) of marine fresh water.

Churaumi Aquarium
World’s second largest aquarium, the Churaumi Aquarium, is part of the Ocean Expo Commemorative National Government Park located in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan. It has a capacity of 7,500-cubic meters (1,981,290 gallons) of water and one of the few places where visitors can see a great variety of sea creatures including sharks and manta rays.

The Aquarium of Western Australia (AQWA)
AQWA, an unbelievable journey to the underwater world of Western Australia, “from the icy waters of the southern ocean to the tropical wonderland of coral reefs in the Far North”. The Aquarium of Western Australia (AQWA) is a privately owned aquarium in Hillarys, Western Australia. It opened as Underwater World, Perth on April 13, 1988 and was acquired by the current owners, Coral World International and Morris Kahn, in 1991. It changed to its current name on January 1, 2001. The facility holds approximately 400 species of marine life.

UShaka Marine World
The largest aquarium in Africa - the UShaka Marine World - is located on the strip of land between the beachfront and the harbor in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is a beautiful amusement park and at the same time the world's fifth largest aquarium with 32 water tanks. The sea creatures found in the aquarium range from small sea horses all the way through to sharks and dolphins. The aquarium is built to look like an old wreck.

AquaDom, Radisson Hotel Aquarium
World’s largest cylindrical aquarium, the AquaDom in Radisson Hotel, Berlin is a 25 meters high aquarium, with a capacity of 260,000 gallons of water and over 2,500 fish from 56 species. Visitors can travel through the aquarium using an encased elevator and get to the top where there is a restaurant and an open view of the city. Hotel rooms can also experience the underwater view.

The 32 Million Dollar Virtual Aquarium
World’s largest virtual fish tank, with a 30 x 250 meters LED screen is also known as the 32 million dollar Virtual Aquarium. It is mounted at about 80 feet in the air between two shopping malls in Beijing.

Dubai aquarium in the Dubai Mall
Stingrays swim in the Dubai aquarium in the Dubai Mall, which covers the area of 50 soccer pitches. The Dubai Aquarium - vast, entertaining, an engineering marvel, three storeys tall and featuring glass ‘walk-through’ tunnels that contain exotic marine life.

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