Oceanário de Lisboa

In general, I am not a big fan of aquariums but Lisbon’s changed my mind. Absolutely stunning is how I would describe the Temporary Exhibit which looks like it might be permanent given all the talent and expertise assembled to design and construct it. This is the world’s largest ‘nature aquarium’; it holds 12 tons of sand and 25 tons of volcanic rock with 40 different species of fresh water fish.

Temporary Exhibit
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The permanent collection hosts schools of fish and children. It is well organized, easy to navigate and full of the world’s aquatic creatures:

Giant Spider Crabs
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Puffins
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Penguins
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Flat Fish
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Take care as one species of bird in the Puffin enclosure are free to fly and willing to relieve themselves as they want.

 

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