Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (Kuroshio Sea)

The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (沖縄美ら海水族館 Okinawa Churaumi Suizokukan?), located in Okinawa, Japan, is the world’s second largest aquarium behind the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.

Never really been there, would love to go someday. 2nd Biggest Aquarium should be like watching IMAX. Can’t imagine the one in Georgia Atlanta, which is the biggest to date. Watch the video by Jon Rawlinson! (the background song is ‘Please Don’t Go’ by Barcelona) Click to go to official website

Thanks Jon Rawlinson for the nice video!

The aquarium is a part of the Ocean Expo Commemorative National Government Park located in Motobu, Okinawa. The main tank called the ‘Kuroshio Sea’ holds 7,500-cubic meters (1,981,290 gallons) of water and features the world’s second largest acrylic glass panel, measuring 8.2 meters by 22.5 meters with a thickness of 60 centimeters. Whale sharks and manta rays are kept amongst many other fish species in the main tank.

On 16 June, 2007 at 10:25 PM a manta ray was born at the aquarium after a gestation of 374 days.

The aquarium is one of very few that keep whale sharks in captivity, and is currently trying to breed them.

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