The Inbursa Aquarium (Acuario Inbursa) is one of the largest in Latin America. It contains 5,000 sea creatures from over 230 different species. They inhabit some 3,500 square meters of exhibition space and 1.6 million liters of ocean water. 48 exhibits feature these thousands of species distributed over five enormous aquariums and tanks. Animals that can be seen here include sharks, turtles, crocodiles, jellyfish, piranhas, penguins and corals.
Ongoing exhibits include:
Antarctica is virtually isolated and has extreme weather conditions. That makes it an important natural laboratory to study the evolutionary processes of different species, from algae to mammals.
LAKE OF RAYS
With the Tecolota Stingray
Rays and stingrays appear to be the same species, but they’re not. A ray can grow to 2 meters across . Stingray on the other hand reach up reach up to 9 meters across. Now imagine running into one of those at the beach!
Forest Kelps is a coastal ecosystem that’s mainly brown algae, or kelp. These algae can measure 50m in length and sometimes more, but all of it contributes to the biodiversity! of the aquarium and the ecosystems being preserved here.
THE BLACK MANGROVE
From the sky, the Amazon is a but a stream running through the forest on its way to the sea. Before emptying in the Atlantic, the world’s biggest river is full of surprising species, and the black mangrove shades, comforts, and feeds them all.
THE CORAL REEF
With Clown Fish and Surgeonfish
The great barrier reef, some 2,000 kilometers long, is the Earths largest living structure. It can actually be seen from the moon. So what lives there?
THE SUNKEN SHIP
More than 440 species of sharks swim the seas. And on average, sharks attack about four people per year, while people kill some 100 million of them – every year. Come and get to know the Inbursa sharks a little better.
And there’s always something new to learn on the Inbursa Aquarium website.
Four underground floors allow you to tour beginning on the lowest level next to a sunken ship. The second floor features jellyfish, clown fish and other marine species. On the third floor, freshwater species like the axolotl and a few reptiles can be witnessed and a shopping area takes up the top floor. The aquarium is a favorite with kids and grown-ups do too. Tickets are free for kids under 3.