Kuroshio Sea - 2nd Largest Aquarium Tank in the World

Dec 3 2011

Absolutely breathtaking! World's 2nd largest aquarium is located within the Ocean Expo Commemorative National Government Park in Okinawa, Japan.

Make sure you watch this in full screen mode with sound on. Simply breathtaking.

The main tank, called the Kuroshio Sea, holds 7,500 cubic metres (1,981,000 USgal) of water and features an acrylic glass panel measuring 8.2 by 22.5 metres (27 by 74 ft) with a thickness of 60 centimetres (24 in), the largest such panel in the world when the aquarium was opened.

Whale sharks and manta rays are kept alongside many other fish species in the main tank. The first manta ray birth at the aquarium was in 2007. As of July 2010, there have been a total of four manta rays born in the aquarium.

The aquarium holds 80 species of coral. It is one of only a few aquariums that keeps whale sharks in captivity, and is currently trying to breed them.

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