I am now in Okinawa. Today, I am near the very beautiful coast of Okinawa and immerse in the ocean same time.
Arrived at the world top 3 biggest aquarium – Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium at the North of Okinawa main island. It takes me straight to heaven in a 3 hours road trip from the south of the island.
The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is located within the Ocean Expo Park in Japan and was opened in 2002. The main tank of the aquarium, called the Kuroshio Sea, holds 7,5 million liters (1,981,000 gallons) of water and features an acrylic glass panel measuring 8.2 by 22.5 meters (27 by 74 feet) with a thickness of 60 centimeters (24 inches), 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 Kuroshio Sea. As of July 2010, there have been a total of four manta rays born in the aquarium.
If you are curious which are the biggest 2, here you go: Dubai Mall Aquarium in The Dubai Mall (2,64 million gallons) and Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta (6,3 million gallons).