Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

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Shanghai Ocean Aquarium
Shanghai Ocean Aquarium
Date opened 2002[1]
Location Shanghai, China
Coordinates 31°14′33″N 121°29′50″E / 31.242554°N 121.49717°E / 31.242554; 121.49717Coordinates: 31°14′33″N 121°29′50″E / 31.242554°N 121.49717°E / 31.242554; 121.49717
Land area 20,500 m2 (221,000 sq ft)[2]
Number of species >450[2]
Volume of largest tank 2,200 m3 (580,000 U.S. gal)[1]
Total volume of tanks 4,900 m3 (1,300,000 U.S. gal)[1]
Annual visitors one million[2]

The Shanghai Ocean Aquarium (Chinese: 上海海洋水族馆) is a public aquarium located in Shanghai, China.

Designed by Advanced Aquarium Technologies, the aquarium includes a 120-meter (390 ft) tunnel that takes visitors through a coastal reef, open ocean, a kelp cave, shark cove, and a coral reef, and is one of the longest such tunnels in the world.[1]



Ducks in Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

Whitetip reef shark


  1. ^ a b c d "Shanghai Ocean Aquarium". Advanced Aquarium Technologies. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Knowing SOA". Shanghai Ocean Aquarium. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 

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