Sunday, October 16, 2011

World's Largest Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium, located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA is the world's largest aquarium with more than 8.5 million US gallons of marine and fresh water housing more than 120,000 animals of 500 different species. Four young whale sharks, four beluga whales, and four manta rays. (This aquarium is the only institution outside of Asia to house whale sharks.)

First opened to the public in November 23, 2005, the aquarium welcomed its 10 millionth guest on June 25, 2009.It's also the second largest viewing window in the world at 23 feet tall by 61 feet wide and 2 feet thick. With thousands of fish swimming overhead, it gives visitors the opportunity to view all of their magnificent animals in a truly memorable way.

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