Two is better than one – The Marine Life Park’s S.E.A. Aquarium is now in the Guinness World Records for not just one, but two records: The World’s Largest Aquarium and The World’s Largest Acrylic Panel.
The S.E.A. Aquarium is currently home to more than 80,000 animals of over 800 species, housed in 42.8 million litres of water. Comprising 10 zones with 49 habitats, the Aquarium is the dry experience at the MarineLifePark.
The centerpiece of the Aquarium is the world’s largest acrylic panel. Measuring 36 metres wide by 8.3 metres tall by 700 mm thick and weighing more than 250,000 kg, it offers a spectacular view of the Open Ocean habitat, which is home to some rare marine species such as the giant manta rays and goliath grouper.
Impress your friends with some fun facts:
1. The world’s largest acrylic panel is equivalent to two rows of three double-decker buses stacked atop one another.
2. The S.E.A. Aquarium holds more than 42.8 million litres of fresh and salt water. That’s enough to fill more than 17 Olympic-size swimming pools!
3. The first marine animal introduced into the Open Ocean habitat on 22 June 2012 was a batfish.
Here’s a peek at the world’s largest aquarium:
Watch this space for an exclusive behind-the-scenes of how the Open Ocean habitat was constructed!