Not everyone has the chance to reach a coastal region in order to admire the amazing underwater life that the planet offers its visitors. So, here are some of the most interesting aquariums in the world.
Auckland, New Zealand: Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World
This absolutely outstanding public aquarium was opened in 1985 and since then it brings joy to people of all ages. It’s the first aquarium in the world where there is an acrylic tunnel and a passage that permits visitors to cross from one side to another. As a bonus, the children can get a good sleep in the aquarium, in a place over which the marine life is in a permanent move.
Australia: Sydney Aquarium
Sydney Aquarium is the place where lives an impressive range of Australian marine species, which include 6,000 fish and other aquatic animals. Here there are some interesting places to see, including the Mermaid Lagoon.
New York Aquarium
The famous New York Aquarium is the oldest aquarium in America. It has an area of over 56,000 square meters and houses a collection of marine creatures, full of color. It is located on the Coney Island, on the oceanfront.
Aquarium in Atlanta (USA)
The Atlanta Aquarium is the largest in the world. It contains approximately 30,000 cubic meters of fresh and salt water, which serve as a shelter for over 100,000 marine species.
Yokohama, Japan: Sea Paradise Aquarium
Sea Paradise in Yokohama hosts a large amusement park and is quite close to Tokyo. It’s a huge three-storey aquarium that hosts thousands of tropical and freshwater fish.
Baltimore, Maryland: National Aquarium
National Aquarium in Baltimore is where 16,000 marine creature and fish live. Here is a pool with stingrays, a rain forest and a wonderful pool piled high with dolphins.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA: Ripley’s Aquarium
In Ripley’s Aquarium there is a passage that allows visitors to admire the collection of sharks. This aquarium has an area of over 8000 square meters and is the place where you can learn a lot about the underwater life and where you can live an unforgettable experience.
Monterey Bay, California, USA: Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay Aquarium located on the west coast, in California, is one of the largest in the world and hosts more than 35,000 aquatic creatures and plants.
Chicago, Illinois, USA: John G. Shedd Aquarium
John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, opened in 1930, was at one time, the largest indoor aquarium in the world, in its almost 19,000 cubic meters of water living about 25,000 fish. It is also recognized as the first American aquarium located onshore in America that has a permanent collection of saltwater fish.
Tokyo, Japan: Epson Aqua Stadium
The new Epson Aqua Stadium has a depth of 5.18 meters and is located near one of the newest hotels in Tokyo. Here live 300 marine species, including stingrays and sharks.
Aquarium of La Rochelle, France
In the little village of La Rochelle, port to the Atlantic Ocean, lies a beautiful aquarium opened in 1988 as a family business. It consists of 3 million liters of saltwater and lots of extremely spectacular marine species.
Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town (South Africa)
The Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town is even more fascinating as it is located at the crossroads of two oceans – Indian and Atlantic. It offers over 3,000 marine creatures and the possibility of swimming with the sharks.
Oceanario in Lisbon, located on the Atlantic shore, houses a large collection of marine species, birds, mammals and others, being a prime attraction of the Portuguese capital.