Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
名古屋港水族館
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Date opened October 1992 (1992-10)[1]
Location Minato-ku, Nagoya
Coordinates 35°05′26″N 136°52′42″E / 35.0906°N 136.8782°E / 35.0906; 136.8782Coordinates: 35°05′26″N 136°52′42″E / 35.0906°N 136.8782°E / 35.0906; 136.8782
Number of species 500
Total volume of tanks 24,600t
Major exhibits Dolphin show
Orca show
Website English website

Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium (Japanese: 名古屋港水族館 Hepburn: nagoyakō suizokukan?) is a public aquarium in Minato-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

Killer whales[edit]

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Since 2003, the aquarium kept a killer whale named Kū (クー?) on loan from another aquarium, who served in the aquarium until her death on September 19, 2008(2008-09-19).[2][3]

Nami[edit]

In 2010, the aquarium acquired a killer whale named Nami (ナミちゃん nami-chan?), who was to live at the aquarium permanently and feature in its Orca Show. Unfortunately, Nami died shortly after her arrival and public debut at this aquarium, dying on January 14, 2011(2011-01-14).[4]

Bingo and Stella[edit]

Plans made for January/February 2011 for the aquarium to receive two killer whales, a male and a female, Bingo and Stella, on five-year loan from Kamogawa Seaworld in Chiba Prefecture.[5] The two adult killer whales arrived on December 16, 2011 by ship from Kamogawa Sea World. Their daughter, Ran 2, arrived by truck the day before, on December 15, 2011. On November 13, 2012, Stella gave birth to a female calf, Lynn.[6]

Bingo passed away suddenly due to illness on August 2, 2014.[7]

Access[edit]

The aquarium is close to Nagoyakō Station on the subway's Meikō Line.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "名古屋港水族館について" (in Japanese). Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium. 
  2. ^ "シャチの「クー」 死亡のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Nagoya Port Foundation. 19 September 2008. Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "和歌山県太地沖のシャチ「クー」、ハケン先の名古屋港水族館で死亡 捕獲から11年で5頭が全滅、飼育記録も伸びず、繁殖研究も座礁" (in Japanese). JanJan. 23 September 2008. Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "シャチの「ナミ」死亡のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Nagoya Port Foundation. 15 January 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "平成22年名古屋港水族館10大ニュース" (in Japanese). Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium. 25 December 2010. Retrieved 29 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "シャチの「リン」 1歳をお祝いしてイベントを行います 終了しました" (in Japanese). Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium. Archived from the original on February 27, 2014. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  7. ^ "シャチ「ビンゴ」の死亡について" (in Japanese). Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium. 2 August 2014. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 

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