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National Aquarium Denmark, Copenhagen

National Aquarium of Denmark - public aquarium in Denmark . The original aquarium was in Charlottenlund, but the facility closed in 2012, and most of the animal collection was moved to a new, much larger aquarium suburb of Copenhagen. National Aquarium of Denmark, opened to the public in March 2013 and is the largest aquarium in Northern Europe.

The main purpose of the aquarium is to disseminate marine information, assist scientific projects and help educational institutions.

Danish Aquarium in Charlottenlund began construction in 1937 and was opened in 1939. In 1974, this aquarium was expanded to include five large landscape aquariums and a biological museum with thematic exhibitions and aquariums. In 1990, the building was expanded with a new hall, cafes, improved toilets and services for schoolchildren. In recent years, before the closure of the Charlottenlund Aquarium, there were approximately 1,000,000,000 liters (220,000 imp-gallons; 260,000 U.S. gallons) in about 70 reservoirs.

The Danish National Aquarium opened in 2013 in Castrup, a suburb of Copenhagen. When viewed from above, it looks like a whirlpool. It often happens when you are near the airport of Copenhagen . It was designed by Danish architects 3XN . To reduce energy consumption, the building is equipped with refrigeration units using seawater from Eresund and double glazing . The total land area is 12,000 m2 (130,000 sq.ft.), including a building of 10,000 m2 (110,000 sq.ft.) and 2,000 m2 (22,000 sq.ft.) in the open air (no parking spaces).

In the first year of its existence, the aquarium received about 1.3 million visitors - twice as many as expected. In order to reduce this additional wear and tear and to improve public education, 12.5 million Danish kroner (approx. 2.3 million dollars; 1.7 million euros) was spent on renovating and repairing the aquarium.

National Aquarium Denmark, Copenhagen

The Blue Planet contains about 7,000,000 liters (1,500,000 impound gallons; 1,800,000 U.S. gallons) of water, divided into 53 exhibits. There are five main sections: 

Tropical Forest

Section of the rainforest is home to dwarf and Philippine crocodiles, Arovan, Paku, freshwater rays, large catfish, booms, purple Turks and many others. This section also has an aquarium with a large pack of piranhas - about 3000. Next to the rainforest, there is a smaller section of the grotto with aquariums for cave tetra, various electric fish (electric eel and elephant fish...) and other fish living in dark freshwater habitats.

Great African lakes

Exhibits Lake Malawi , Lake Tanganyika and Lake Victoria . Primarily aimed at the cichlid, but are also home to other fish such as Nile perch (very predatory and therefore separated from the Victoria cichlid by acrylic glass), and part above the aquarium is home to the village birds-weavers and other small animals.

Evolution and adaptation

Aimed at the evolution and adaptation of fish and contains an aquarium with mangroves with four-eyed fish, fish - archers, jumpers, etc. P., As well as aquariums for fishing turtles Apalachicola and primitive fish such as beachyr, gar and double-breathing . This includes the oldest fish in the aquarium, the Australian double-breathing fish, which arrived at the Danish Aquarium in Charlottenlund in 1967, when she was already a young adult (her full age is unknown).

National Aquarium Denmark, Copenhagen

Cold water

It is mainly inhabited by local Danish freshwater and saltwater species. Among other things, it includes a sensory pool and a large North Atlantic aquarium with a 15 m (49 ft) high cliff for seabirds, which is home to cod, wolf, sea eel, dead end and other species. Indoor species in or near the cold water area are giant Pacific octopuses, sea anemones and many others. In this section for some time lived California sea lions (their previous home, the Bergen Aquarium in Norway, was renovated). In early 2014, they were transferred to a permanent home in the Zoo La Palmira, France. After modifications, a couple of sea lions moved to the former sea lions exhibition in October 2014, which made the aquarium one of the three places where this species can be seen in Europe (others are the Lisbon Oceanarium, Portugal and Oceanopolis in Brest, France).

Warm ocean

This section contains the largest aquarium on the Blue Planet, the Ocean Tank of 4,000,000 liters (880,000 imp-gallons; 1,100,000 U.S. gallons). It is home to sharks (a gazelle shark, a black reef shark, wobbegongs and young hammer scallops), rays, eagle rays, guitarfish, moray, gold rays, perch, and much more that can be seen through a 16 by 8 m (52 by 26 feet) main window, which is 45 cm (18 inches) thick. There is also a shark tunnel with a length of 16 m (52 ft). Opposite Ocean Tank is a 16 m (52 ft) long coral reef with live corals and reef fish. There are also several small aquariums with species such as shrimps, algae, seahorses, Mediterranean aquarium, and very poisonous stone fish, wings and olive sea snakes.

National Aquarium Denmark, Copenhagen