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Aqua Planet Jeju
Seogwipo, South Korea
Facts: The new Aqua Planet Jeju at Seogwipo (South Korea) takes the crown from Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (Japan). With a combined water volume of 10,800 tons, Aqua Planet Jeju is now Asia's largest public aquarium. In a classic example of one-ups-man-ship, the new Aqua Planet Jeju in South Korea has bested Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium with both a larger display tank and the largest total volume of any Asian public aquarium. Aqua Planet Jeju's main tank features a 23 x 8.5 meter acrylic viewing panel (75 x 28 ft) ... bigger than Okinawa's but just barely. The total water volume of Aqua Planet Jeju's tanks weighs in at an impressive 10,800 tons, again barely beating Okinawa's 10,500 tons. Besides the 6,000 ton main saltwater exhibit, Aqua Planet Jeju will feature many other fresh and saltwater displays including a walk-through aquarium tunnel. We have no word on Aqua Planet Jeju's stocking plans for their main tank, although we suspect they will also exhibit crowd-pleasing whale sharks like Okinawa. But imagine if the curators turned it into a massive coral reef display, complete with whale sharks and manta rays to please the crowd.
One can dream...
Seogwipo City is located on Jeju Island in Southern South Korea.
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