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The Aquariums of Spain


Aquarium L’Oceanogràfic

The Aquarium L’Oceanogràfic is located in Valencia, Spain, and it  is the largest aquarium in Europe. This aquarium is situated in a very interesting modern building (below).


Each building of this aquarium has a theme based on some geographical region: the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, Wetlands, Temperate and Tropical Seas, Oceans, the Arctic, the Antarctic, Islands and the Dolphinarium. There is also an underwater restaurant that offers crazy views of creatures. Some of the sealife in this aquarium includes walruses, belugas, seals, sea lions, starfish, jellyfish, sea urchins, rays, sharks and many more fish species. There are also some photographic exhibits that exemplify aquatic life outside of the aquarium’s premises.


L’Aquàrium de Barcelona

L’Aquàrium de Barcelona is fully stacked with 35 tanks, 11,000 animals and 450 separate species. There is also an 80 meter-long underwater tunnel to explore underneath the animals. Its Mediterranean area has various displays of the ecosystem in the nearby body of water, such as cave and coraline communities. It also has an interesting Oceanarium, which has giltheads, morays, ocean sunfish, rays and sharks. There are also many Tropical Tanks.


Aquarium Finisterrae

The Aquarium Finiserrae is located in A Coruna, Galicia. It is a very developed interactive center that displays the sciences of marine biology and oceanography. Its mission is to educate the public about bodies of water, especially the ecosystems of the Galician cost. One of the rooms is all about the Atlantic Ocean, and holds over 600 Atlantic species. There is also the Octopus’ garden, which is naturally dedicated to Octopuses. The Piscinarium is a warm room with Atlantic seals, and there is a botanical garden room that displays species from the Galician coast.


Palma Aquarium

The Palma Aquarium is located on the island of Palma, which is away from mainland Spain in the Mediterranean Sea. It is a “spectacular marine park” that recreates many oceanic and sea habitats. These many displays have flora and fauna from the local Mediterranean waters, as well as from the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. There are about 700 different species in these tanks, with animals like sharks, seahorses, tortoises, stingrays, anemones and many others.


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