Marine species, underwater plants, and rock formations leave no one indifferent. So, the aquariums around the world were created that everyone could enjoy in one way or another this unique splendor and the enchanting sea landscape. Wonderful buildings around the world enclose unique underwater experiences, while famous architects sign the aristocratic design.
Here is the list with some of the most impressive aquariums around the globe:
- L’ Oceanografic, Valencia, Spain
It is a marine complex with various marine habitats. It is built in a complex known as the City of Arts and Sciences in the city of Valencia, Spain. It has the largest aquarium in Europe, home to more than 45,000 sea creatures, which occupy nine submarine towers, built on two levels, and represents many marine ecosystems. Two submarine towers are connected by a 35-meter underwater tunnel and their tank is filled with sharks, skates, and 7 million gallons of water.
The aquarium also contains nine submarine towers built on two levels.
Two of the nine submarine towers are joined by a 35-meter underwater tunnel and a 7-liter tank (1.85 million gallons) of water filled with sharks and seals.
- Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies – Gatlinburg, ΤN
At this branch of the Ripley Aquarium in the smoking mountains, children can watch penguins, hold a crab, and touch a jellyfish. Visitors can also see sharks through an underwater tunnel with a walking route where they can move through. It includes over 10,000 exotic sea creatures in 350 individual species.
- Shangai Ocean Aquarium, China
The Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in Asia and is located in Shanghai, China. It consists of 9 exhibition zones from around the world, including, among others, China, Antarctica, and Australia. China’s ocean aquarium is home to many endangered aquatic species, including some rare and valuable ones from the Yangtze River. The submarine tunnel is the largest attraction of the aquarium, the largest in the world with a length of 155 meters (509 ft).
- Turkuazoo, Turkey
Turkey’s first giant aquarium opened in 2009. It is called Turkuazoo, and has forests flooded by tropical sea zones. The aquarium is located inside the Forum Istanbul Shopping shopping center and contains 80 meters of the submarine tunnel. Turkuazoo is home for about 10,000 sea creatures such as tiger sharks, giant skates, and piranhas in 29 different exhibits, where the largest tank exhibit contains 5 million liters (1.32 million gallons) of water.
- Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Dubai Mall, one of the largest shopping malls in the world, is part of the $ 20 billion complexes in Dubai, Burj Dubai. At the center of the mall, the visitors will find a giant aquarium, containing 10 million liters of water. The aquarium has over 33,000 animals, including more than 400 sharks and skates. In February 2010, the aquarium, which hosts sharks, cracked, causing flooding and panic in the mall.
- The aquarium of Genoa, Italy
The Genoa Aquarium in Italy is one of the largest aquariums in Europe. The aquarium’s 70 tanks produce marine and terrestrial habitats from around the world and provide a home for more than 6,000 animals. Some tanks copy the natural environment from various regions, such as the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, and the Indian Ocean. But the most spectacular tanks are those that house sharks, dolphins, and seals.
- Regium Waterfront, Baggio, Italy
It is true that Regium Waterfront is the main characteristic of the Italian city of Baggio. The museum draws inspiration from the organic form of the starfish, utilizing a radial symmetry to coordinate communication and circulation between different program elements, exhibition spaces, restoration facilities, archives, aquarium, and library.
- Oceanario de Lisboa, Portugal
It is a large central aquarium with 5 million liters of saltwater and four different marine habitats. The visit takes place on two levels, terrestrial and underwater. It contains more than 15,000 creatures from over 450 different species. The Oceanarium has two floors, and everything rotates around a huge central aquarium.
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