Aquarium enthusiasts know well that the world is no short of aquariums. The majority of aquariums found in our cities are smaller yet fairly beautiful. Each has its own shape, the commonest shape the aquariums are constructed in is rectangular. The world’s famous aquariums offer a chance of enjoyment to the visitors in terms of sheer volume, and featured with great water species. Once you visit any of such place, you’ll feel that you are beneath the ocean. So let us check out the list of top 10 best aquariums in the world in 2014.
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10. National Aquarium, Baltimore
The National Aquarium in Baltimore is operating since 1981. According to an estimate, this aquarium receives around 2 million visitors annually. It has the capacity of over 1 million gallons of water, and has a very beautiful rainforest terrarium on the roof. In this aquarium, you can explore over 15,000 specimen, representing around 600 species.
Turkuazoo is a beautiful aquarium of Turkey. It was founded in 2009, and is considered to be world’s newer giant aquarium. Turkuazoo is situated in the Forum Istanbul Shopping Mall, and has an 80-meter underwater tunnel. This aquarium also has great rainforest habitat, and a forest wetland habitat. You can explore over 10,000 water species in this lovely aquarium. Its tank has the capacity of 1.31 million gallons of water.
8. Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Aquarium is situated in Atlanta. It is operating since 2005. We should be thankful to USD250 million grant from Bernie Marcus, who is working as the co-founder of Home Depot hardware store chain, due to which this aquarium was constructed. It receives around 5 million visitors every year. The aquarium serves as a home for whale sharks. Here you can find plenty of other water species, and enjoy its beauty with your friends and family.
7. The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is situated at the Ocean Expo Park. It was founded in 2002 and features a well knwon exhibit named Kuroshio Sea. The tank has around 2 million gallons of water and a massive acrylic glass panel. The aquarium has various forms of sharks and manta rays. It is being visited by over 3 million tourists every year.
6. The Aquadom
The Aquadom is one of the largest aquariums in the world. It is a highly impressive tourist point. This cylindrical aquarium is located in the atrium of Radisson Hotel in Berlin. Its approximate height is 25 meters and has a diameter of 11 meters. The aquarium has one million liters of water. Here you can find around 2500 water species.
5. Shanghai Ocean Aquarium
Shanghai Ocean Aquarium contains a million gallons of water. It is one of the most beautiful aquariums in the world, situated in Asia. Each of its exhibits is divided according to geographic region (the China Zone, the Australia Zone, and so on). Here you can view several endangered water species. It measures 500 feet in length.
4. uShaka Marine World
uShaka Marine World is a marine-themed park in Durban, South Africa. It is home to various water species especially white sharks. It has two million gallons of water. The aquarium resembles a wreck under the sea. A famous restaurant is also present close to it.
3. Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay Aquarium is located on Cannery Row in Monterey, California. The aquarium has two massive tanks. It is being visited by over 4 million tourists every year, and has the capacity of 1.2 million gallons.
L’Oceanografic is situated inside the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain. This is one of the largest aquariums in the world, having the capacity of 1.85 million gallons of water. Here you can explore over 45,100 water species. The external part of the aquarium is featured with eye-catching modern architecture.
1. Dubai Mall Aquarium
Dubai Mall Aquarium is what you shouldn’t miss if you’re in Dubai. It has the capacity of 2.64 million gallon tank, and has over 33,000 specimens. The sharks and rays alone are accounting for 500 of these. It also has a beautiful acrylic glass panel, which is bigger than the one in Okinawa.
Do you love bigger aquariums or tiny ones? What do you think about the list?