Believe it or not, some of the largest aquariums in the world are as large and tall as skyscrapers, serving as the home to different sea animals and fish species. These aquariums are very far from those usual aquariums you see in houses or marine parks.
Are you ready to dive into the world’s most humungous aquariums? Read on below and take a glimpse of these gigantic marine tanks you will ever see:
1. Chimelong Ocean Kingdom
The Chimelong Ocean Kingdom is the largest aquarium in the world located inside the Chimelong International Ocean Tourist Resort in Hengqin, China.
The oceanarium has a total water volume of 12.9 million gallons, with its largest tank holding 5.99 million gallons.
It also holds numerous world records and serves as the home to a variety of tropical corals, sea turtles, several manta rays, numerous shark species, and four whale sharks!
This aquarium is renowned for its exhibit of whale sharks featuring the largest acrylic panel of the world with a length of over 129 feet, the biggest aquarium window in the world, and the biggest underwater viewing dome.
2. South East Asia Aquarium
The famed oceanarium in Sentosa Island, Singapore is home to the largest manta ray collection in the world that includes the gigantic oceanic manta ray weighing over 6,000 pounds and growing a maximum of 23 feet across. This is popularly known as the world’s largest ray.
Its largest tank contains 4.8 million gallons of water, with a total water volume of 12 million gallons. This aquarium is part of the Marine Life Park of Resorts World Sentosa and cares for over 100,000 animals and more than 800 sea species.
3. The Oceanographic Oceanarium
Also called the L’Oceanogràfic, the Oceanographic Oceanarium in Valencia Spain opened its doors to the public on the 14th of February 2003. Throughout its history for the past 19 years, the facility has gone through enormous growth, and it currently ranks third of the largest aquariums in the world.
Its largest tank holds 1.8 million gallons with a total water volume of 11 million gallons. The aquarium is acclaimed for its underwater tunnel measuring 35 meters, allowing visitors to take a trip from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans’ temperate underwater climate to the Caribbean and Indian Oceans’ warmer waters.
4. The Georgia Aquarium
Based on the tank size alone, there is no denying that Atlanta’s The Georgia Aquarium is the biggest international oceanarium that houses the world’s single largest aquarium.
But even if the aquarium is known to operate over 6 million water gallons, it only comes fourth on this list in terms of total water volume at 10 million gallons.
The aquarium attracts crowds of visitors who want to be up close and personal with beluga whales, bottlenose dolphins, California sea lions, manta rays, and the acclaimed whale sharks.
5. Moscow Oceanarium
Moscow’s Moscow Oceanarium also called the Moskvarium, is made up of 80 fish tanks that serve as the home to over 12,000 freshwater and marine animals. The oceanarium is among the newest ones on this list of the largest aquariums in the world that only opened on the 5th of August 2015. It is one of Russia’s most famous aquariums with a total water volume of 6.6 million gallons.