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Tasmanian Sea

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

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The Pacific Ocean

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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.

 

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His first meeting with whale shark

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Chilean Rocks

Looking at school of South American pilchard

 

 

 

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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.

 

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There was a small exhibition room with small aquariums for small aquatic creatures.

 

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Spotted Garden Eels

 

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Meet Mr. Penguin again

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finally reach the bottom of the tank

Japanese Trench

Finally we reached the Japanese trench area where we welcomed by the Giant spider crab.

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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.

Jellyfish area

 

Clione limacina

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.

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When I looked up, something was floating!

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Then we walked upstairs just before the exit, we found it!

 

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Crested penguins

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Samurai squirellfish

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

 

-G-

Japan, Minato, Osaka, Photography, Travel

Japan | 6/14 : Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (II)

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