A Supremely Gigantic Aquarium

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The "Kuroshio Sea" is a super-gigantic fish tank located at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan. It's the second-largest tank in the world (second only to the Georgia Aquarium), holding nearly 2 million gallons of water, and housing four whale sharks (the world's biggest fish), among others. The video below shows spectators watching the action, and divers are visible inside the tank -- dwarfed by the fish, sharks, and manta rays. From the filmmaker's description:

The main tank called the "Kuroshio Sea" holds 7,500-cubic meters (1,981,290 gallons) of water and features the world's second largest acrylic glass panel, measuring 8.2 meters by 22.5 meters with a thickness of 60 centimeters. Whale sharks and manta rays are kept amongst many other fish species in the main tank.

Kuroshio Sea - 2nd largest aquarium tank in the world - (song is Please don't go by Barcelona) from Jon Rawlinson on Vimeo.

The song is "Please Don't Go" by Barcelona. You can also download a desktop wallpaper of the aquarium, or read more about the aquarium (includes some impressive photos).

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March 15, 2010 - 10:46am
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