Thursday, June 21, 2018

12 Photos from Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

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This attraction has been open for over 15 years and, I made my first visit yesterday.

Over 100 photos were taken and, I'll probably go back there again, to do some more.

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A traveler could easily spend more than a few hours observing sea life in this attraction.

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The cost per person is under $20.00 or, 2,000 Japanese Yen.

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There must be hundreds of species living together in the saltwater tanks.

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The building is climate controlled so, it's always comfortable, even when the weather isn't.

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It can become crowded but, watching people is as entertaining as, watching fish.

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Some people do travel reviews and complain about crowds of Chinese tourists. Don't know why.

I love Chinese. Especially takeout orders of Chow Mein and Chop Suey!

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This aquarium has successfully bred corals and some fish in captivity. That's a first.

They haven't tried humans, yet from my personal observations but, you never know.

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Divers in the tank stay busy, cleaning and avoiding big sharks.

More than likely, they don't even think about breeding, while they are in the aquarium.

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The fish tanks were constructed using 603 MM thick plastic glass.

That means the fish tank walls are about two feet thick, according to my calculations.

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This attraction can be educational for children, as well as, adults.

That boy will become a photographer. I can tell.

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Churaumi keeps the environment as natural as possible for creatures of the deep blue sea.

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To learn more about Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium visit the website.

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