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Kuroshio Sea – 2nd largest aquarium tank in the world

The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (沖縄美ら海水族館, Okinawa Churaumi Suizokan), located within the Ocean Expo Commemorative National Government Park in Okinawa, Japan. It is the world’s second largest aquarium behind the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.

The aquarium is made up of four-floors which hold attractions of deep sea creatures, sharks, coral and other tropical fish. The aquarium is set on 19,000 m² of land, holds a total of 77 tanks with 10,000 m³ of water. Water for the saltwater exhibits is pumped into the aquarium from 350m offshore 24 hours a day.

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.

Below is a beautiful video set to great music. The song is “Please Don’t Go” by Barcelona. Barcelona - Absolutes - Please Don't Go

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U1rINRY_RQu7deClndzQw