Sea Life Busan Aquarium
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|Location||Haeundae Beach, South Korea|
|No. of animals||35,000|
|No. of species||250|
There are about 250 species and up to 35,000 marine animals on display. The main tank contains 3,000,000 litres (790,000 US gal) of water, and the animals can be viewed through acrylic windows or from the 80-metre (260 ft) underwater tunnel. There are 40 exhibits, which include penguins, otters, piranha, sea jellies and a touch tank for a close up "hands on" look at a variety of sea creatures.
Busan Aquarium is a joint project between Living and Leisure Australia (LLA) and local government. This is the first major tourism undertaking with a local government under the Private Investment Promotion of Infrastructure Law. Living and Leisure Australia has since been acquired by Merlin Entertainments, the worlds second largest attraction operator.
The LLA Group has extensive experience in aquarium operations and also owns four other aquariums in other parts of the world. They are UnderWater World, Queensland, Melbourne Aquarium, Siam Ocean World, and Chang Feng Ocean World, Shanghai. It also manages the Dubai Aquarium and Under Water Zoo under a management contract from the United Arab Emirates.
Busan Aquarium has been rebranded as Sea Life Busan Aquarium as of 1 July 2014.
- "About Busan Aquarium". Busan Aquarium. Retrieved 18 July 2012.