Aquariums and water tanks come in all shapes and sizes. There is no limit to the customization and ambition.
Move over Georgia Aquarium. You have been dethroned. You are no longer the world’s largest aquarium. There is a new aquatic king in town! What is the largest aquarium?
Well, it opened late last year and has well over 800 species! Can you believe that? Not only that, but there is around 12 million gallons of water. It is…drum roll please…the S.E.A. Aquarium in Singapore!
The aquarium is ambitious not just in its size, but also its scope. Its collection of 100,000 animals is impressive, but something else catches the eyes; it is how they are organized. The aquarium has grouped the animals according to zones and habitats. Some include the Strait of Karimata & Java Sea, the Strait of Malacca & Andaman Sea, Bay of Bengal & Laccadive Sea and the Persian Gulf & Arabian Sea. It is truly an interactive and global journey, detailed and educational.
The earth is a lush and stunning mystery. We will never know “everything” about it. Your life is a detective novel, and you are the main character. Aquariums offer us a glimpse inside the earth’s body, at the beating and bloody heart. The S.E.A. Aquarium takes that a step further and presents earth’s heart on an operating table for us to inspect or, as their website states, “Discover the awe-inspiring world of life in the ocean and the world’s largest aquarium. Step into S.E.A. Aquarium and immerse yourself in a magical marine world seen through our planet’s largest window to the ocean.” After all, the ocean is the world’s largest aquarium. The S.E.A. Aquarium is merely copying it. They are doing a great job!
Discovery is a beautiful thing, isn’t it?
*Image courtesy of Junior Libby