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Tuesday, 24 April 2012
The Sydney Aquarium - An Amazing Aquarium of the World
The Sydney Aquarium was opened in 1988. Over 1 million guests visit annually, and
between 55-60% of these are from overseas countries. The aquarium has an impressive
4,000sq m of exhibit space
Set in the heart of Sydney on
beautiful Darling Harbour, Sydney Aquarium showcases over 12,000
aquatic animals from 650 species in spectacular habitat displays, including the
world's largest Great Barrier Reef exhibit and
amazing underwater viewing tunnels.
See Australia's unique aquatic life up close, including one
of the world's largest and most impressive collections of sharks, rare dugongs,
elusive platypuses, beautiful seahorses, giant turtles, jellyfish, thousands of
tropical fish, gigantic stingrays, and much, much more. Sydney Aquarium's pair
of orphaned dugongs are amongst only a handful of these incredible animals on
display anywhere in the world.
From Summer 2011/12 visitors can see the all new SAW and CLAWS
joint creature feature at Sydney Aquarium, featuring incredible Smalltooth
Sawfish and sensational crusty creatures of the deep, including huge Japanese
Spider Crabs, Giant Tasmanian Crabs and more.
Did you know that at the world's largest aquarium — the Georgia
Aquarium in Atlanta
— it takes 506 pumps using more than 5,500 horsepower to circulate 300,000
gallons (1.13 million litres) of water every minute?
These and other seaworthy facts are contained in a new web-ready
infographic that has been developed by CityPASS. The infographic uses colourful
charts, photos, and trivia to highlight the outstanding aquariums in the world.
To see all these amazing facts and figures about Aquariums click on web-ready