Friday, June 12, 2009

7 Breathtaking Aquariums Around The World

If you're somewhere in one of these town, this is what you can do this weekend, visiting one of the best aquariums in the whole world. Aquarium is everyone's favorite place regarding their age. There's always something new to be learned when I visit an aquarium. Other than that, I can also have a chance to touch few fishes there. The last time I visited aquarium was about 2 years ago and I got good experience there. I got to know those weird looking fishes that lived at the very bottom of the sea, got to touched a starfish and a turtle and other fun things.
1 - 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.

2 - Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta

World’s Largest Aquarium, Georgia Aquarium,Atlanta, a wonderful home for more than 100,000 animals of 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

3 - Churaumi Aquarium

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

4 - 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.

5 - UShaka Marine World

Largest Aquarium in Africa - UShaka Marine World, located on the strip of land between the beachfront and the harbor in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; a beautiful amusement park and at the same time the worlds 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.

6 - AquaDom, Radisson Hotel Aquarium

World’s Largest Cylindrical Aquarium , AquaDom, Radisson Hotel Aquarium, Berlin; 25 meters high aquarium, with a capacity of 260,000 gallons of water and over 2,500 fish (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.

7 - The 32 million dollar Virtual Aquarium

World’s Largest Virtual Fish Tank, 30 by 250 meters LED screen or 32 million dollar Virtual Aquarium mounted at about 80 feet in the air between two shopping malls in Beijing.
(source from uphaa.com)

4 comments:

Michelle "Lady Bug" said...

This post is so cool. Love the last one. I will be sure to go see it when I go to China eventually.

Rain said...

Those are so spectacular. I've never been to an aquarium before! I think the Australian one would freak me out a bit...reminds me of Jaws 3!!

boya arsila said...

I often feel paranoid when I see a really BIIIG fish...but if the aquariums are as cool as those aquariums...sure I can get rid of my paranoid=)

Rain said...

Oh gosh, I know that feeling. I went whale watching on a beautiful bay called Pleasant Bay on Cape Breton...the first whale we saw was a humpback and I felt very nervous! One thing I really want to do is to go sea kayaking, but you have to be prepared to encouter whales....not sure I'm ready yet!!! I can't stop thinking of Moby Dick, lol.