World's largest public aquarium opens


The world's largest aquarium has opened in Singapore.

The S.E.A. Aquarium opened to the public at the end of November.
The attraction has around 100,000 marine animals of over 800 different species, all swimming around in 45 million litres of water.
Pictured at the top of the page is the biggest viewing panel in the world, at 36m/108' wide by 8.3m/25' tall. It offers a view of the aquarium's Open Ocean exhibit — one of 49 different habitats visitors can see at the new attraction. They include the Red Sea, South China Sea, Strait of Karimata, Bay of Bengal, Strait of Malacca, Shark Seas, plus freshwater exhibits like those devoted to East Africa lakes.
Animals on display at the S.E.A. aquarium include a group of 25 Indo-Pacific Bottlenose dolphins, which were captured from the wild. Conservationists have been lobbying for the resort management to release them.
The S.E.A. Aquarium is housed within the Marine Life Park at Singapore's Resorts World Sentosa.
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