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IN Travel & Adventure ON 03 Nov, 2016
There is not a single person in the world who would not have fallen in love with the fish world after watching 'Finding Nemo.' Unfortunately, not everyone is able to experience intimacy with colorful and vibrant fish living in the lap of various water bodies. Many of us have a phobia of water and cannot go diving, thereby missing out on the beauty of fish who live deep in water.
Quite a few of us have fish as pets kept in beautiful, tiny aquariums at home. There are various kinds of aquariums available in the market today, which can be taken home and decorated accordingly. However, we can only keep certain small fish and water creatures in them. To our relief, many places in the world have installed some of the most incredible aquariums that hold a plethora of fish, even the big ones like sharks.
Let us take you through some of the most amazing aquariums in the world that will make you fall in love with them instantly.
The largest aquarium in Australia that has the largest tank in the world with over 4 million liters of water, AOWA is popular for the Australian coastal creatures that reside in it. Crocodiles, whale sharks, black tip sharks, stingrays, etc. share this beautiful aquarium that can be explored even from inside with a dive master alongside. That sounds like an adventure!
Located at Radisson Blue Hotel in Berlin-Mitte, the AquaDom is a 25 m cylindrical, tall acrylic glass aquarium with a transparent elevator running through it that allows the viewers to have a close look at the water creatures. It is home to 1500 fish of 97 different species and is the largest cylindrical tank in the world.
One of the largest aquariums in the continent, the Ushaka Marine World has 32 tanks that are home to almost every living sea creature, from sharks to dolphins to sea horses. Built to resemble ship wreckage under water, this vibrant water house has a popular restaurant with a large glass wall aquarium that is full of sharks.
One of the newest entrants in the world of giant aquariums, the TurkuaZoo aquarium is located inside the Forum Istanbul Shopping Mall, Istanbul. It has an 80-meter long underwater tunnel, besides a rainforest habitat and a flooded forest wetland habitat and houses around 10,000 species of marine creatures.
Born in 2002 as a part of Ocean Expo Park, Okinawa Aquarium is one of the most amazing aquariums in the world that houses sharks, whale, sardines, and manta rays. The highlight of this aquarium is the main tank called the Kuroshio Sea that contains almost two million gallons of water with a massive acrylic glass panel.
The Dubai Mall is one of the largest shopping malls on earth and houses one of the world's largest aquariums. 33,000 specimens swim across 10 million liters of water in this aquarium that is known for having the world's largest acrylic glass panel.
One of the largest aquariums in Asia, this aquarium has a number of endangered species that attract visitors. The exhibits are divided into nine different zones like the Australia zone, the China zone, etc. to represent the marine life of different regions. The aquarium is also famous for its 509 feet long underwater tunnel, which is the longest in the world.
If you are visiting Valencia, then you must not miss out on this incredible aquarium located inside the City of Arts and Sciences. This aquarium has the largest tank in the entire Europe and is home to more than 45,000 species of the marine world. You will be amazed at the eye-catching architecture that welcomes you to this world of colorful creatures.
This aquarium has two huge tanks that are home to almost 35,000 creatures across more than 600 species, including whales, sharks, wolf eels, sardines, jellyfish, seals, and more. One of the two tanks has 1.2 million gallons of water and features one of the world's largest single-paned windows.
Say hello to the largest aquarium on the earth! The Georgia Aquarium is popular for its whale sharks, as it is the only aquarium outside of Asia to nurture them. It also has a mammoth tank with 6.3 million gallons of water that contain the Ocean Voyager exhibit. The giant aquarium has more than 1,20,000 aquatic creatures divided into 60 exhibition sections and 5 zones.