Whale sharks, mantas, stingrays, barracuda, jacks...

What else can you identify in this wonderful video shot at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan?

Said to be the second largest aquarium tank in the world*, Jon Rawlinson, the videographer, explains:
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 60 centimeters. Whale sharks and manta rays are kept amongst many other fish species in the main tank.
Visit Jon Rawlinson's website to see more of his work.

If the video does not play or display properly above, click here to view it on YouTube.

* The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is billed as the world's largest aquarium - more than 8 million gallons.


  1. That is the nicest video I have seen in a long time...really peaceful.

  2. Very appropriate song "Please Don't Go". The loss of our Marine Life is now at an astounding number. Only 1% of Whales exist today which were on the Planet before commercial Whaling began, (and they are still being slaughtered by Japan, Norway, Iceland, Danish Faroe Islands). The same applies to Fish due to overfishing and poaching, gross amounts of "by-catch" causing the deaths of species not targetted, sharks of all species killed/poached for their Fins only (for Sharkfin Soup) with live bodies thrown back left to bleed to death.
    Of all the Fish which should never be in captivity are Whale Sharks which can be seen here. These creatures are still very young and will never live to maturity in that tank. Every Whale Shark Georgia Aquarium has captured has died within a year or so and they have been replaced by new ones. Is this what humans should be doing to our wildlife? To our precious little left of Marine Life?
    People - please wake up! Beautiful to see, but most of them will die in that tank! All for your amusement.

  3. WHat a gorgeous place. I love aquariums, so serene. Except for the thousands of other people there, of course...

  4. Wow! Quite the aquarium. Unlike anything I have seen before. It must seem as if you are really in the ocean.

  5. Mahalo Bobbie and Jerry for posting this youtube video. I must admit I was immediately captivated by all the abundance and variety of ocean creatures in that aquarium. Awesome!

    I do understand though the concerns by anonymous about the short lived lives of those fish in that tank but maybe this is what it takes to wake up people and make them aware what we will lose if we don't take action to protect our oceans and the ocean life in them!

    Just my humble opinion...

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