Kuroshio Sea – One Big Fish Tank


I love aquariums and this one I will have to visit next time I’m in Japan. It’s located in the Churaumi Aquarium in Okinawa, Japan. It’s so big that they call this aquarium/tank the Kuroshio Sea.

How Big? How about FOUR whale sharks. FOUR!!!! Not only just whale sharks, there’s a lot of other types of fish such as manta rays, tunas that total about 80 species combined. Amazing. To add to the amazement, only 3 tanks in the world are able to hold whale sharks and this one can hold 4.

The thing I like is instead of just throwing in a bunch of fishes that look good (hmmm..sounds familiar), they gathered up local fishes in the area so you know they’ll all get along for the most part. Very smart of them to do that.

Here’s a youtube video of the aquarium. There’s an HD version of it. Watch that if you can. It’s pretty amazing. You know what would be awesome..if I could make this HD video into a screensaver.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Chrispar July 16, 2009 at 7:25 pm

Wow totally amazing and awe inspiring, truly makes me realize how small i am……….as well as any aquarium i might ever own

Valarie July 24, 2009 at 5:46 am

Wow, soooo pretty!! I showed this to my brother he loves it!! I never realised how small we really are, same with the little-bitty fish we own! WOW!

Fish Tank help August 3, 2009 at 7:08 pm

This aquarium look unbelievable. I would like to visit it some day.

Andrew August 17, 2009 at 1:10 pm

It’s as if you are in another world, watching these strange and beautiful creatures flying gracefully past

Zac January 16, 2013 at 1:20 pm

I have had the amazing opportunity to see this in person. I got stationed in Okinawa with USAF and took a trip to the aquarium. If you ever have the chance to visit it is well worth it. There is so much more there too they have an outdoor dolphin show and many other exhibits out side right on the ocean

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