In the Tasmanian Sea section, we saw the Pacific White-sided dolphin. Dolphin is one of my favorite aquatic mammals because of its active and playful behavior. The Pacific white-sided dolphin can be found in the North Pacific Ocean.
Great Barrier Reef
The Pacific Ocean
Finally we reached the largest tank in Kaiyukan. This tank that keeps the two whale sharks inside with some sting rays, mantas, sharks, and other large fishes.
It was Mr. F’s first time to see whale shark directly with his own eyes. ‘Hugeeee!’ was his first comment when he saw it.
He was so excited to see the whale sharks which swim gracefully in the aquarium.
Seto Inland Sea
Some native fishes in Seto inland, Japan.
The Giant Kelp Forest
Giant kelp is found from central & southern California south to Bahia de Magdalena, Baja California and also in South America, New Zealand, Tasmania and the Sub-Antarctic islands.
Looking at school of South American pilchard
While we looked at the aquarium on our left, we still amazed with the Pacific Ocean tank that shapes in cylinder as the heart in the Kaiyukan. As we went further, we will make a circle down to the lowest level in Kaiyukan which gave us the chance to see which fishes like to swim at the top while the others swim at the bottom of the tank.
There was a small exhibition room with small aquariums for small aquatic creatures.
Finally we reached the Japanese trench area where we welcomed by the Giant spider crab.
I’m not a big fan of spider (in any size) but a fan of crab. But looked at the intimidating poses from the Japanese spider crab, well, I felt goosebumps a little. 😦
And why the fishes that stays in the same tank with the giant spider crab all looked grumpy? 😦
Some fishes resting at the bottom of the tank.
Known as sea angel. I saw this before in Singapore aquarium. It lives in cold regions like the Arctic Ocean and North Atlantic Oceans. The maximum length it can reach is 8.5cm. They can at least lived for 2 years. It’s fins looked like an angel wings when spread.
When I looked up, something was floating!
Then we walked upstairs just before the exit, we found it!
Last, before the exit, there is an interactive area where visitors can touch some of the aquatic creatures, like baby shark, small stingray, etc. It’s an interesting activity to attract children.
What do you think of Kaiyukan? Will you interested to visit? 🙂
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
1-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato-ku, Osaka City 552-0022 Japan
2,300 yen (adult)
10AM – 8PM