Most of the people have an idea of aquarium which is small home aquarium holding hardly 25-30 gallons of water. Yeah it’s very common you will find in many homes. But there are some aquariums in the world, which can change your idea about aquariums. So these can be easily called as public aquariums and they are much more bigger than the home aquarium. Yes, we are speaking about the aquariums, which can easily hold sharks and whales. We know that you all are losing your patience level to see these large aquariums around the world but for that, you will have to know about them. Here we have made a list of 10 such largest aquariums in the world.
Largest Aquariums in the World:
Aquarium of Western Australia: Shortly named, as AQWA is located in the coastal suburbs of Perth. It is the largest aquarium of Australia, which holds 793000 gallons of seawater. The main tank of the aquarium is 40 m long and 20 m wide and there is a 98 m long tunnel inside from where you can have a view of the aquarium and its creatures.
Aquarium of Genoa: The aquarium built in Italy during the Expo 92 and is regarded as one of the largest aquarium of Europe continent. The full aquarium contains 70 tanks, which is a home for about 6000 creatures from around the world. Some of the tanks are decorated with natural environments from different areas like Indian Ocean, The Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.
Shanghai Ocean Aquarium: This is one of the largest aquariums of Asia and is made with 9 exhibition zones with different parts of the World. The underwater tunnel is the biggest attraction of the aquarium from where the visitors have a look on the sea creatures. The tunnel is 155 m long and the longest underwater tunnel in the world. It holds 1 Million Gallons of water.
uShaka Marine World: Here’s a very beautiful aquarium from South Africa, which is situated in Durban. It has 32 tanks and contains the largest aquarium of Africa. This aquarium holds almost 1 million gallons of water and you can find variety of creatures in this aquarium ranging from sea horses to big sharks and dolphins. This aquarium actually looks like an old wreck and contains a number of restaurants and café under it. So you will be having a great dining time.
Monterey Bay Aquarium: This aquarium is actually located on the site of the former Sardine Cannery on Cannery Row, Montreal, California. This is mostly famous for viewing the California’s Coastal Marine life. Apart from the native sea creatures, you will also find stingrays, jellyfish, sea otters etc. It holds 1.2 million gallons of water.
Turkuazoo: The first giant aquarium in Turkey, which was opened in the year 2009. It features rainforest, flooded forest and tropical sea zones. There’s an 80m long underwater tunnel. It holds about 10000 sea animals including the piranha, tiger sharks and giant stingrays. It holds 1.32 million gallons of water.
L’Oceanographic: It is actually a marine complex with 45000 different types of sea creatures. It features the largest aquarium tank in Europe and it holds 1.85 million gallons of water. It is located in the city of Valencia, Spain and structured on two levels that represent several marine ecosystems.
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium: This aquarium was opened to public on 2002 and is located in the Ocean Expo Park is Japan. Kuroshio Sea is the main tank of the aquarium and it holds about 1.98 million gallons of water. It features an acrylic glass panel which is the largest such panel in the world. It is one of the biggest aquariums of the world and it houses whale sharks, manta rays and many other fish species.
Dubai Mall Aquarium: You probably know that the Dubai Mall is one of the world’s largest shopping malls, which is a part of the Burj Dubai Complex. Now the centerpiece of the mall is a large aquarium, which is the worlds, second largest aquarium and hold about 2.64 million gallons of water. The aquarium has more than 33000 living animals including 400 sharks and rays.
Georgia Aquarium: Ultimately the largest aquarium in the world housing more than 10000 sea creatures. The aquarium actually opened to the public in 2005. This is the only aquarium to hold whale sharks outside Asia. The Aquarium is situated in Atlanta. So don’t give a miss.
Now you know about all the 10 large aquariums of the world and if you really love the marine life, you should obviously have a visit in all these aquariums to fulfill your wish. Looking at those aquariums in your home, no they have no relation with your small ones.