As you enter the entrance of Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, you will be greeted by a monument statue that features a whale shark.
It is the biggest fish species. Snap a photo with the shark before heading toward the ‘Okinawa Churaumi aquatic museum’ (also known as ‘沖縄美ら海水族館’ in the Japanese Language).
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When you enter the aquarium, guests will be able to see this aquarium, which is the first in the world to offer a large-scale breeding system for live coral that is an open structure.
The most well-known attraction is the tank that is in its main. It is known for its “Kuroshio Sea” it is big enough to show the whale shark, which can reach 8.8 meters long and can also house manta sharks and a wide variety of fish that are rare.
The volume of water in the tank is 7.500 tons as well as the thickness of the acrylic glass is 60 centimeters.
The giant whale sharks appear like they could eat all the fish that are around them however, despite their size, they are calm creatures that consume tiny plankton. Do not miss the feeding that occurs 3 times per day within the Kuroshio Sea tank.
Manta Rays are notoriously difficult to breed, but in 2007, The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium was one of the very first fisheries in the world that successfully raised the rays captive. Presently, four mantas are spotted in the aquarium’s large tank.