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At the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

Whale sharks stand upright as they are fed in the Black Current sea tank at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Motobu, on the southern island of Okinawa, Japan. The main tank, called Kuroshio Sea, holds 7,500 cubic meters (1,981,000 US gallons) of water and features an acrylic glass panel with a thickness of 60 centimeters (24 inches), one of the largest such panels in the world.

At the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium


The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is the world's second largest aquarium in the world; the largest is the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia. Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium resides on 200,000 sq. ft. of land in the township of motobu in Okinawa, Japan. There are 77 tanks containing 350,000 cubic ft. of water with deep sea creatures, sharks and tropical fish.
It also holds over 80 species of coral, and it is one of the few institutions that keeps and tries to breed whale sharks in captivity.