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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi world’s second largest Aquarium in Japan

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.

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.

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.
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan

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1 Comments

  1. It’s a beautiful place, just a tad expensive for the whole family some weekends hehe.


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