Constructing the Open Ocean habitat in the world’s largest aquarium

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It is no easy task to build the single acrylic panel that forms the centrepiece of the S.E.A. Aquarium. Measuring 36 metres by 8.3 metres, it is equivalent to two rows of three double-decker buses stacked atop one another. This sheer size alone has earned the S.E.A. Aquarium a place in the Guinness World Records for the World’s Largest Acrylic Panel. The Aquarium is also holder of the World’s Largest Aquarium, currently housing 80,000 animals from over 800 species in its 42.8 million litres of water.

You stare into the deep blue. A giant manta ray swims by, followed by tens of thousands of schooling fish. You take a step back, trying to capture it all. You shut out the distractions around you and stand in wonder at the breadth of the place – and there you have it, the Open Ocean habitat.

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