Kuroshio Sea, The Second Largest Aquarium Tank in the World


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This awesome tank is found at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan.

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 60centimeters. Whale sharks and manta rays are kept amongst many other fish species in the main tank.

The music is "Please don't go" by Barcelona.

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@GeneAriani, you expect that even without pollution or overfishing, that creatures won't go extinct. It doesn't really matter if there wasn't pollution because many species of animals insects etc. go extinct more often than you'd think, without pollution or the like. So keep that in mind. The only constant is change. No one is really bragging about conservation, they are bringing awareness. At least people are trying to do something positive while something negative is happening, rather than dwelling and saying well if this didn't happen etc.
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I have fish in one of my tanks that are on the verge of extinction last I knew.

I am breeding them and will soon be moving them to a larger tank to try to get another group as well introduced to minimize inbreeding.

Should I just quit that and leave them to go extinct?

How about the fact that they arent breeding due to any introduced chemicals, just plenty of cover and as close to a natural habitat as I am able to make in my condo?
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PETA people, go away!

This aquarium, and all other good aquariums (because there are bad ones, just like there are bad zoos) aid so much in education, conservation, and helping all those animals that otherwise might end up extinct. Most people don't understand the need to conserve the oceans and lakes and rivers and streams because they cannot appreciate the creatures that live there. These establishments give the average joe the chance to do that while studying the creatures to learn more about them and what our impact is doing to them.

Aquariums SAVE animals, not destroy them.
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To you naysayers: Many species of animals would be extinct if it wasn't for zoos and aquariums taking special care of them, and giving the public the ability to appreciate them.
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