Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World

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Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World
Siam Ocean World Enterance 2011.jpg
Siam Ocean World Entrance (2011)
Date openedDecember 9, 2005
LocationPathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand
Coordinates13°44′45″N 100°32′07″E / 13.7458°N 100.5353°E / 13.7458; 100.5353Coordinates: 13°44′45″N 100°32′07″E / 13.7458°N 100.5353°E / 13.7458; 100.5353
Floor space10,000 m2 (110,000 sq ft)
Total volume of tanks5,000,000 l (1,300,000 US gal)
OwnerSea Life Group
Websitewww.sealifebangkok.com
Siam Ocean World

Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World (formerly, Siam Ocean World) is an aquarium in Bangkok, Thailand, the largest in South East Asia. It covers approximately 10,000 square meters (110,000 sq ft) with hundreds of different species on display in exhibits totalling about 5,000,000 liters (1,300,000 U.S. gal).

The Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World aims to provide both entertainment and education to visitors. Through formal educational programs, the aquarium aims to promote an appreciation and understanding of the aquatic environment in line with the formal Thailand curriculum.[citation needed]

This venue practises dual pricing, where Thai nationals and expats pay around half the price that foreigners do.[1]

Inside ocean World[edit]

Giant Spider Crabs They are supposed to be the largest arthropods of aquatic life. They live on the ocean floor (approx. 300 meters deep). The crabs are mostly found in the waters of Japan. They can measure up to 12 feet.

Giant Pacific Octopus The Giant Pacific Octopus is said to live the longest in the octopus species - that is about 4 years. Its size can reach up to a maximum of 30 feet and can weigh about 600 pounds. The octopus uses special pigment cells to camouflage with the most intricate patterns of corals and stones.

Stingray Sharks They are mostly found in the shallow coastal waters of temperate sea. They have flattened bodies, and their eyes and mouths are on the underside of their bodies. Their average life span is about 15 to 20 years. They measure up to 6.5 feet and weigh up to 300 kilograms.

Jackass Penguins or African Penguins They are mainly found in the temperate climate of southwestern Africa.

Starfishes There are various types of starfishes found in Sea World. People are also allowed to touch the certain types of starfishes under the expert supervision.

More animals found in Sea Life Ocean World Bangkok Excluding sharks, penguins and starfishes various breeds of seahorses, frogs and jellyfishes can also be seen over there.

Oceanis Australia Group[edit]

The Oceanis Group was established 1993. Oceanis Australia Pty Ltd was the World's largest aquarium owner and operator (by numbers of customers and volume of displays). The Group owned aquariums in Melbourne, Mooloolaba, Busan (South Korea) and manages the Ocean World Aquarium in Shanghai.[citation needed]

Oceanis group was acquired in 2011 by Merlin Entertainments, the world's second largest attraction operator including Legoland and Madame Tussauds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tickets". SeaLife Ocean World. Retrieved 14 February 2016.

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