Aquarium Barcelona

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Aquarium Barcelona
Shark tunnel at the aquarium
Date opened 8 September 1995[1]
Location Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Coordinates 41°22′36″N 2°11′03″E / 41.37667°N 2.18417°E / 41.37667; 2.18417Coordinates: 41°22′36″N 2°11′03″E / 41.37667°N 2.18417°E / 41.37667; 2.18417
Number of animals 11,000[1]
Number of species 450[1]
Volume of largest tank 3,700,000 l (980,000 US gal)[2]
Total volume of tanks 5,000,000 l (1,300,000 US gal)[3]
Memberships AIZA[4]
Website www.aquariumbcn.com

Aquarium Barcelona (Catalan: Aquàrium de Barcelona, IPA: [əˈkwaɾium də βərsəˈɫonə]) is an aquarium located in Port Vell, a harbor in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

The 35 aquariums at the facility are home to 11,000 animals representing 450 species.[1][3] The aquarium contains a total of 5,000,000 l (1,300,000 US gal).[3] This includes an ocean tank for sharks, rays and other large fish, which is 36 m (118 ft) in diameter, 5 m (16 ft) deep, contains 3,700,000 l (980,000 US gal) of water and has a 80-meter (260 ft) underwater tunnel.[2] The Aquarium of Barcelona is part of the Aspro Group.[1]

The aquarium is a member of the Iberian Association of Zoos and Aquaria (AIZA).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Who We Are". aquariumbcn.com. Aspro Group. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Barcelona Aquarium: The Oceanarium. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Barcelona Home: Barcelona Aquarium Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Members". aiza.org.es. AIZA. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 

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