Osaka’s Aquarium

Took a trip to the Osaka Aquarium the other day, and although it’s a bit expensive (2000 yen, almost 15 pounds) I think it’s really worth it. Basically it’s a big building that you can explore from top to bottom. Most of the tanks inside span for the entire height of the building, meaning that you can easily see the same marine life from a number of viewpoints..

KAIYUKAN Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in the world. Its theme is partly based on the new Gaia Hypothesis advocated by Dr. James Lovelock.
Focusing on the Ring of Fire (Pan Pacific Volcanic Zone) and the Ring of Life (Pan Pacific Life Zone), KAIYUKAN Aquarium respects the dignity of life and natural environment. A Japanese word KAIYUKAN literally means “Playing in the Sea Pavilion.” In this aquarium, visitors can enjoy creatures as if they are playing together in the sea.

My camera died half way through the visit .. but still I managed to take some good shots:

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3 Responses to “Osaka’s Aquarium”

  1. Tim Hill Says:

    Glad that Lovelock’s ideas are being applied – but they’re not new! The Gaia hypothesis dates back at least to 1979 …

  2. Tim Hill Says:

    Glad that Lovelock’s ideas are being applied – but they’re not new! The Gaia hypothesis dates back at least to 1979 …

    Thanks for the beautiful pictures. There’s never anything more amazing than marine life…

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