63 Seaworld

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63 Seaworld
Date opened 1985[1]
Location Yeouido, Seoul, South Korea
Coordinates 37°31′11.24″N 126°56′25.11″E / 37.5197889°N 126.9403083°E / 37.5197889; 126.9403083Coordinates: 37°31′11.24″N 126°56′25.11″E / 37.5197889°N 126.9403083°E / 37.5197889; 126.9403083
Floor space 5,630 m2 (60,600 sq ft)[2]
Number of animals 20,000+[2]
Number of species 400+[2]
Annual visitors 1,000,000
Website 63 Seaworld Home

63 Seaworld is an aquarium that opened in 1985 in the 63 Building, Yeouido, Seoul, South Korea. It was the first public aquarium in the country. The 63 Building was the tallest building in Korea when it was built, and is still an iconic building in Seoul. The aquarium hosts about 1,000,000 visitors each year.

History[edit]

The aquarium was opened in 1985, occupying 5,630 square metres (60,600 sq ft) of the three basement levels in the 63 Building (the third basement is an equipment level and not open to the public).[2] Its mission was to "be a center of education for those interested in learning more about marine life," and it reproduced ocean habitats from around the world.[3] The harbor seal show opened in 1990, and is still showing daily.

Animals[edit]

63 Seaworld is currently home to 20,000 animals representing 400 species, including king penguin, jackass penguin, pirarucu, piranha, Oriental small-clawed otter, harbor seal, sea lion.

Exhibits[edit]

The aquarium includes 80 tanks, 54 of which are available for public viewing, with the rest being used for breeding rare sea creatures.[3]

Migratory Tank

This track shape tank contains 200 tons (550,000 US gallons (2,100 m3)) of water, and is home to migratory species that are constantly circling the tank. The tank is 2.1 metres (6 ft 11 in) high and 42 metres (138 ft) around, and is made with 11-centimetre (4.3 in) thick acrylic.[2]

Shows[edit]

Harbol Seal

There are 4 Harbor Seals and 2 of them are playing show 4 times a day. Quite similar to the sea lion show from many other aquariums.

Sea lion

A South American sea lion and a California sea lion are playing shows 3 times a day. The show is like a musical where most of the performance is done by trainers.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "63 Sea World - Have Fun Watching Diverse shows at the Aquarium". visitkorea.or.kr. Visit Korea. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Welcome to Seaworld". 63.co.kr. 63 City. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "About". visitseoul.net. Seoul Metropolitan Government. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 

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