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A Quick Tour of the New I & J Ocean Exhibit at the Two Oceans Aquarium…

June 16th, 2016 · 2 Comments

We have been waiting and waiting with eager anticipation for the new I&J Ocean Exhibit at the aquarium to open… and open it is. If you haven’t been to the aquarium for years then I can say… these school holidays would be a really good time to head down there. We popped in yesterday evening before the grand opening this morning to take a look around…

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The I&J Ocean Exhibit


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This huge tank, 6m deep and 1.6 million litres full is ready for viewing. A huge window 9m by 4m letting us take a look at the underwater that world most of us have never even dreamt of exploring.

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It has come a very long way from the first day of construction and the small model that was used to explain the events to come, two and a half years ago.

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The Jelly Gallery

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To the left of the giant tank is the new jelly display… that you enter through a curtain of tentacles…

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Into a luminous mirrored hall…

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Filled with incredible creatures…

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You will be there a while, they are quite hypnotic…

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The Tunnel

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To the right of the huge tank is the tunnel, a 10 m walk way under the tank…

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Turtles swim right above you…

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Giant fish right alongside you…

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You really can become part of the ocean in here…

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While we there there they released some more fish into the tank… it is quite a procedure, while they waited for all these huge fish, that were in a frame within the tank to wake up…

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And then they released and they swam into their new surroundings… and their new home.

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To save our oceans we need to understand them and a lot of new learning and understanding is going to happen in front of this huge tank… as many hours are spent watching life under the ocean through this window into the watery world…

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 MrsFF // Jun 23, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Impressive…. Wow
    MrsFF´s last blog post ..A Fancy Ride…

  • 2 se7en // Jun 24, 2016 at 3:02 am

    Isn’t it great MrsFF, there is something very magical about standing right under the ocean!!! Have a fabulous day!!!

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