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THESIS REPORT

OCEANARIUM
MIRAMAR BEACH, PANAJI, GOA

NAME: PANKAJ RAI


EN. NO.: 143521050073

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1 INTRODUCTION
1.1 OCEANARIUM

1.2 PROJECT

1.3 DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AQUARIUM AND OCEANARIUM

1.4 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

1.5 NEED

1.6 SCOPE OF PROJECT

1.7 PROJECT FACILITIES

2 ZONES OF OCEANARIUM

2.1 ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES

2.2 EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES

2.3 FUN AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES

2.4 RESEARCH FACILITIES

3 CASE STDY

3.1 GEORGIA AQUARIUM

3.2 SHANGHAI OCEAN AQUARIUM

4 AREA PROGRAMMING

5 BIBLIOGRAPHY

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CHAPTER - 1

INTRODUCTION
1. OCEANARIUM
2. PROJECT
3. DIFFERENECE BETWEEN AQUARIUM AND
OCEANARIUM
4. AIMS AND OBJECTIVE
5. NEED
6. SCOPE OF PROJECT
7. PROJECT FACILITIES

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1. INTRODUCTION
1.1 OCEANARIUM
An Oceanarium can be a marine mammal park as well as large scale aquarium presenting an ocean
habitat with marine life. An aquarium simulates a water habitat; for instance a river lake or sea; but
only the submerged area of these natural habitats. "Establishments where collection of living aquatic
animals and plants are exhibited or studied."

An object or place in which aquatic animals, principally fish are kept captive for public or private
exhibition" Saltwater aquarium for displaying animals and plant, particularly oceanic, or pelagic, fishes
and mammals. It serves as a center for public entertain`nment and education and scientific study
oceanariums are located in coastal areas. The world largest oceanarium, now know as marineland (q.v),
was completed in 1938 near st. Augustine, fla., u.s

Above are a few dictionary taken definitions of an oceanarium ,as far as public oceanarium are
concerned they can be defined as "a building used for showing collections of living fish water animals
and plants".

1.2 PROJECT
The project is about the development of an "oceanarium". As the name indicates, it is related to the under
water.

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1.3 DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AQUARIUM AND OCEANARIUM
Oceanariums are somehow more difficult to maintain than aquariums. Changes in salinity conditions
confound the relationships between temperature, acidity and oxygen levels of
an aquatic life support system. Oceanariums however have certain disadvantages, many different
species of fishes live in marine environments than in freshwater, so a greater diversity of displays is
possible. A saltwater environmet permits the holding of large and impressive animals which a person
hardly gets to see such as sharks, rays, pirhana's, sea turtles also seagoing mammals such as Dolphins,
whales, sea otter, etc.

Many oceanariums make full use of the availability of dolphins and whales that are to be trained. They
are trained for special aquatic shows that are to be performed in front of live audience. A number of
oceanariums are associated with research or educational programs or universities, biological stations
and marine institutes .Arrangements may be reciprocal in that oceanariums can provide facilities for
student training or experiments while the academic or research units can contribute specimens and
professional advice about the care of marine organisms .In comparison to an aquarium which is made
in a small scale it does not have entertainment facilities like an oceanarium has.

An aquarium does not have facilities to nature and take care of mammals like wales or turtles. All
aquarium also may or may not be affiliated with a university, also has smaller tank of fresh water fishes
and marine waster fishes. Ocenarium is comparatively a better option in every aspect to meet the
growing demands of the level of amusement that people expect from such facilites and also the same
time educate them.

1.4 AIMS AND OBJECTIVE


 public oceanarium serves the purpose of recreation as well as education, or it provides a platform for
education through entertainment. Human beings believe in the theory of out of sight out of mind
providing a window towards the water world will some, how create a soft comer for the species living
there and will motivate us not to harm there habitat.
 For researchers and research institutes it provides vast research possibilities, which is not only beneficial
for them but also helps provide conversation possibilities for the species.

1.5 NEED
Living along the coastline brings the inhabitants with close contact to the sea every now and then.
Around the world we see development around the coasts small islands countries earn a lot of money
from tourism due to this coastal development. The reason is the sea; the beaches are an attraction
all around the world people through to beaches during vacations Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
etc. are the finest example of this. They realized the importance of the force of the sea and developed
their waterfronts to the international standards.

An oceanarium is as an essential part of this sea front development as it tells us that how
beauty lies within this enigmatic sea. it is in itself a sea enclosed within an edifice. It also helps the
research work going on regarding the sea and its creature. Conversation of species is the slogan of
the oceanariums around the world. The need for an oceanarium is stressed; as it is not just a
recreational spot it is a research platform from where extensive researches on flora and fauna is

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conducted.
1.6 SCOPE OF PROJECT
India is surrounded by sea on 3 side and has a large coastline on the southern side in the Arabian sea.
Rich in marine life countless marine species. Marine life is one of the most important resource of
the country and there is an increasing demand for the development and conservation of our marine
wealth. There is no state of art facility available in the country for the appropriate scientific research
and awareness. Help develop tourism.

1.7 PROJECT FACILITIES


 Oceanarium is a place where you can get to know and see the marine life and all its beautiful and stunning
aspects more closely. It includes all the usual and special features to make it successful and attract and
amuse visitors.
 Basically it consist of an underwater aquarium with a unique and thrilling acrylic tunnel. An under
water seafood restaurant that has a large central round water tank. An aqua museum that displays
different species of fishes, invertebrates and also provide history and knowledge about them.
 So it does not only provide entertainment related to marine life but also covers a wide range of
educational aspects and some research the water world but also seek and learn knowledge.
 The most entertaining facility is the acrylic tunnel built under water. So it provides the visitor with a unique
atmosphere.
 Along with these informative aspects, the oceanarium also provides its visitors with recreational facilities
like scuba diving & an ocean motion theatre. It also has a dolphin pool , where dolphin shows are
arranged to entertain the visitors. Also has a touch pool where one can touch and feel the harmless
creatures.
 The most exciting and modem facility is that of an Oceanarium, which is a manned submarine . It is an
ocean motion theatre, a movie theatre that imparts a feeling of really being underwater.
 Thus an oceanarium is a place complete in itself, where one can enjoy how it feels being under water
without going through the learning process of scuba diving and the fear of oxygen.

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CHAPTER - 2

ZONES OF OCEANARIUM
1. ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES
2. EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
3. FUN AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
4. RESEARCH FACILITIES

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2. ZONES OF OCEANARIUM
Oceanarium basically covers the following three
zones of facilities:

 ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES
 EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
 FUN AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
 RESEARCH FACILITIES

Figure 2.1-UNDERWATER TUNNEL


2.1 ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES
For this purpose the oceanarium has an "underwater aquarium" which is the primary factor of this project.
2.1.1- An underwater Aquarium:
 This is not an ordinary aquarium but it provides its visitors with a unique and fascinating
environment.
 It comprises of large coral reef tanks and several other glass cases and aquariums to enjoy the sea life,
displaying all varieties and species of idishes, reptiles, amphibians, sea plants etc. It also includes a
several feet long acrylic tunnel through which one can move around and see the marine world very
closely.
2.1.2- Acrylic Tunnel:
 The acrylic tunnel will be a nearly 350 feet long winding path. It will be made of a semi circular acrylic
through which the visitors can see the water world and fishes at just a few centimeters distance.
 The acrylic tunnel will be nearly 4 meters high and 2 meters wide. At one side of the tunnel be a conveyor
belt or a moving travellator at particular distances. So the visitors can just stand on the belt and go around
the tunnel at a desirable slow speed.
2.1.3- Constructional Details:
 Just like any other tunnel, the sidewalls are made up of concrete, nearly three feet high. The AC ducts
are fixed on the sides and have inlets on it. As the name indicates the tunnel is made up of acrylic glass,
a special kind of glass mostly used for display tanks and tunnels nowadays.
 The glass is heated at a certain temperature and is curved as requires . These panels are then fixed
over the concrete wall with the help of clamps and sealant glues.
 Each acrylic panel is about one meter in length and is joined with the help of a special marine sealant,
or are welded together, or joined with a metal strip tightened by nuts and bolts.
 The thickness of the glass depends upon the volume of the tanks and the water. Handrails are provided
at both ends for safety and comfort.

2.1.4- Aquarium Displays:


The aquarium displays are spread throughout the building in all floors. These aquariums not only contain
fishes but also reptiles, invertebrates and amphibians, thus providing a wide variety. These are not just
the simple usual types of aquarium but are designed with new methods and techniques, thus allowing
the aquarium 's viewing acrylic panel to be arranged in different sizes and forms. This gives a break to the

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continuity of the aquariums and Adds to the interest of visitors.Also
the circulation area for the visitors is such provided that it does not
follow a same route or straight lines, but the interest to move
around is enhanced with curved pathways and varying widths of the
corridor. This does not only break the continuity but also and saves
the visitors from following the same route.
 The aquarium displays have the following galleries:

Figure 2.2-AQUARIUM DISPLAY


1.Central coral reef tank:
 At the entrance of the oceanarium is the majestic vertical
central coral reef tube, which extends to the other floors of
the building as well.
 The magnifying effect of the narrow tube allows visitors to
see the distinct features of the fishes as they swim past slowly.
 Beautiful golden and diamond travel lies, tarpon, squirrelfish
and rainbow runners can be seen. There are also lots of smaller
fishes, which orbit the impressive central rockwork.
 The vertical tank allows following the fishes to the upper stories
to lead the visitors to more exhibits on other levels.
Figure 2.3-CORAL REEF
2.Touch pool:
 Where one can touch and stroke the banded-bamboo shark and
feel their rough-textured skin as they glide past one's skin, One
can feed blue-spotted stingrays, nodular sea stars, banded-
bamboo sharks and porcupine puffers, all harmless creatures.
 Its construction is carried out the same way as that for the
turtles. All the harmless creatures are kept in a normal pool,
with desirable temperature. Visitors especially kids can touch
and feel the skins of the creatures.
Figure 2.4-TOUCH POOL
3.Fresh water section:
 It consists of fishes that thrive wholly in fresh water and
which can grow up to eight feet in length. It does not only have
the biggest fish also the most expensive fish in the world .

4.Seashell display:
 Showcases more than I00 species of seashell from all over the
world, in all sizes, shapes and shades, this gallery also consists of
large shell models to add an interest and variety. Figure 2.5- SEASHELL DISPLAY

5.Invertebrate's section:
 Within the confines of specially built tanks, one will be able
to encounter unusual and peculiar tiny sea creatures, which
even keen divers tend to miss.

Figure 2.6- INVERTEBRATES

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6.An undersea garden:
 A garden that is always moving with colorful reef fishes
and vividly colored corals. It will have a central coral reef tank
with a corridor around it for the visitors to move around it
and several other small and large aquariums all displaying
the features of the garden.

7.Reef colony:
 To experience the wonders and beauty of sea animals, One Figure 2.7- UNDERWATER PLANT
can move around in this colony to get a full idea of the reef as a
whole.

8.Coral fantasy:
 A flamboyant display of the rich variety of hard corals providing
a natural habitat for colorful fishes etc.

9.Deadly corridor: Figure 2.8- CORAL FANTASY


 It is located at the top most floors in order to attract the visitors. To enter this gallery first a passageway has
to be crossed and then one enters the gallery to meet some of the most deadly marine and fresh water
animals in the world.
 One can stand face to face with a tank full of the notorious man eating piranhas . They are savage enough
to attack any animal, including their own kind.

10.Shark nursery:
 To show the various interesting stages of hatching eggs of bred banded bamboo sharks. Catch a rare
glimpse of the embryonic sharks as they develop within the tough horny egg cases.
ban
11.Stingray cove:
 A large glass display panel to meet and greet face to face with the strange Stingrays.

12.The oyster section:


 This section holds a beauty of is own. It does not have a wide collection of oysters found deep inside the
oceans, but also has several beautiful and close to reality models of oysters and the pearls found in them.
This gallery has a uniqueness of its own.

2.1.5- The Artificial Ocean World:


 This world is developed in contrast with the entire aquarium building . Where the other aquariums have
live and real fishes and animals, this artificial world depicts the marine world in artificial term. Use of
fiberglass and plastics have been done in
 order to create models of fishes and sea animals, and are hung from fiber wires. At places nets have been
spread along with the model displays of fisherman, showing fishing. Artificial models of corals, rock,
sea plants, sea animals provide the visitors with a unique and soothing atmosphere.

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2.1.6- The Ocean Pavillion:
An exciting and new feature added in this oceanarium building is that of an ocean pavilion . It has a very
different atmosphere from the rest of the aquarium life. Coming out of the world of fishes, this pavilion marls the
four great galleries of the ocean world:
 The mountain forest gallery
 The ocean gallery
 The coastal plain gallery
 The coastal gallery
1.Mountain forest gallery:
 This gallery is unique and one of its kind. It fascinates the visitors by an artificial display of
mountains, caves waterfalls, birds and otters etc. it gives a feeling as if one is in some forest enjoying its
natural environment.

2.The ocean gallery:


 This gallery depicts the sandy seafloor, deep ocean and rocky reef areas of the world .

3.The coastal plain gallery:


 This gallery has freshwater swamps and marshes, characterized by flood and draughts. It also shows a
river swamp in flood condition, fresh water ponds also experience water levels. It has a large alligator
exhibit as well .
 To depict the black water swamps, special effects are reproduced in order to replicate the sights, sounds,
and atmosphere of a misty swamp at twilight.

4.The coastal gallery:


 This gallery depicts the tidal coastline. It has deep-water sounds and bays to tidal marshes. Waves
tossed beaches and human models along the beachside add to the attractiveness and beauty of this
gallery.

2.2 EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES


 The Oceanarium also provides the visitors with the educational facilities so that they not only get
entertainment but also get useful and interesting knowledge about the underwater world and learn the
exciting hidden stories behind them.
The following educational facilities will be provided:
2.2.1- An Aqua Museum:
 A museum that is completely based on marine life providing the necessary entertainment and educational
facilities to the visitors. It will have all the species of fishes, crabs, reptiles, amphibians, seaweeds and sea
plants etc.
 The museum basically has an awesome and dazzling display of unusual marine animals and some
interesting features about them, like sea horse, sea dragons, octopus etc.
 It gives a full informative knowledge about the entire marine life and how it is conserved and utilized .
2.2.2- The Fishing History:
 This gallery gives a short introduction about how fishing was started in the early days and how it was
carried out in later years.
 It gives a detailed account of the various species of the fishes that were found earlier, coming to the
present day.
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2.2.3- The Fishery Objects:
 This gallery has alots of information and guidelines for the fishermen, and people who have to go
fishing. It informs the visitors and interested people completely in order to give then a clear slight of
how the fishing should be carried out and what objects, materials, clothing, and even what kind of
food is given to the particular specie of fishes to net them.
2.2.3- The Discovery Lab:
 This laboratory is specially designed for visitors information in particular. Here the visitors can get a
chance to learn about the behavior of different sea animals and fishes and even get to touch and feel
them, and learn about their behavior.
 A small research work is also carried out in here; this lab is open to public as it is just a small part of
research laboratory, designed for the visitors to explore the marine creatures.

2.3-FUN AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES:


These facilities include:
2.3.1-0cean Motion Theatre:
 The ocean motion theatre is just like a manned submarine. This amazing trip, which lasts 20 minutes,
begins and ends at the oceanarium at Karachi. During this trip, the submarine offers its 150 passenger
an unforgettable journey . The passengers are witness to fascinating natural marine phenomena,
pass through uncharted areas and undergo a series of dangers and adventures on the way.
 At the end of the journey , they return safe and sound to the secure haven , since the oceanarium is in
effect a motion theater, a simulative movie theater that impart a real-life sense of "being there".
 The 150 seats are built on platforms (10 seats per platform) that move up and down, till backward and
forward, rotating right and left at up to 120 degree.
 In short, this extensive range of movement imparts a real feeling of a journey through the
ocean. The situations and developments that occur within and around the submarine are projected
onto three screens installed at the front of the hall . The hall itself features convincing scenery of the
nautilus style with futuristic technology.
 These surroundings play an active part in the journey , by showing the effects of many dangers our
submarine undergoes: the ceiling comes down upon the passengers' heads, water enters the hall, and
many more amazing phenomena occur.
Concept:
 The ocean motion theatre is an entertainment attraction, and is designed for family recreation,
offering both youngsters and adults the fun, excitement and enriching experience of the wonderful
underwater world. The ocean motion theatre is presented to audiences in English, coming over the
loudspeakers and heard through special headphones.

A multi effect experience:

The ocean motion theatre experience affects many senses and is composed of the following elements;

 A high quality movie projected on three large-scale screens (4xl8m). Viewers enjoy a Seascapes that
envelops them from right to left, and thus feel in the midst of this underwater view.
 Moving seats that tilt in all directions, according to the motion of the submarine in the movie.
 A computer program that coordinates the movement of the seats with the movement of the screens.
 Several high-power and sophisticated amplification systems.
 Special effects

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2.3.2-Turtle Sanctuary:
 One can see turtles up close at the
turtle sanctuary, Although turtles are
very docile and somewhat shy but
they do come up to the water for air
and food. One can feed and even take
photographs.
Figure 2.9 TURTLE SANCTUARY
 The sanctuary placed inside the building is basically just like a normal pool. A real environment is
provided to the turtles with the help of artificial rocks, pebbles, seaweeds, plants and corals etc.
even sand is provided to make the turtles feel at home. The turtles move around freely and even
come up for air. That is the time when can touch and feel them, and enjoy.

2.3.3- Dolphin Pool:


 To have dolphin shows. A place where one can meet and
greet the lovely dolphins and even feed them.
 This dolphin pool has a seating area for nearly l00 users at
a time and different dolphin shows are carried out at
different times. The hall basically consists of a large
main pool where the dolphins perform .Other then that
another smaller pool is provided where the
 dolphins actually live but is not visible to the visitors. This
smaller pool is linked with the larger main pool with a
tunnel in tunnel in between them under the water.
 The dolphins are first kept inside the smaller pool and when
the shows start, the iron-gate at the tunnel is opened and
they shift to the main pool for performance. The seats Figure 2.10- DOLPHIN POOL
are arranged in step as in auditoriums for the comfort of the
visitors to easily watch the show.
2.3.4- Scuba Diving:
To do the scuba diving by ones self with the help
of a guides assistance. One can feel and see the
underwater world more closely and have dreams
Come true.
The platform for scuba diving is provided at one end of the building.
The whole area consists of:
 Changing rooms
 Equipment room
 Guard room
 Waiting area
 Toilets Figure 2.11- SCUBA DIVING

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2.4-RESEARCH FACILITIES:
 The project "oceanarium" also covers the research side in a small extent. It doesn't have a very big
research center of its own but has proper service and administrative sections to completely
understand and conserve the marine life. It has the following portions:
 Service floor
 Quarantine areas
 Water containers and pumps system
 Research vessel and laboratories

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3.1- GEORGIA AQUARIUM
Project : Georgia Aquarium SITE LAYOUT:
The site plan of Georgia
Location : Atlanta, Georgia , U.S.
Aquarium consist of a single
Architect : PVAG Architects building in a 9 acres of land
Area : 36421 sq.mt surrounded by a mix
Floor :2 landscape over its one side
Built year : 21.08.2003 - 23.11.2005 and having a multilevel
Total species : 700 parking provided at the back
of the building.

FLOOR
PLAAN

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 The Georgia Aquarium houses 120,000 animals, representing 700 species, in 8.5 million US gallons
(32,000 m3) of marine and fresh water. It was the worlds largest oceanarium when it opened in
2005.

 Its features a number of touch pool tanks with ray and shark as well as exhibits featuring sea
turtles and the wildlife of gray's reef-a national marine sanctuary off the Georgia coast.
• There are six different galleries exhibited.
The six galleries are:
1.Georgia explore
2.Tropical driver
3.Ocean voyager
4.Coldwater quest
5.River scout
6.Dolphin tales
TROPICAL DIVERS: OCEAN VOYAGER:
• Escape to the tropics and engage • While walking through an acrylic tunnel or
your guests in the relaxing and standing in front of a gigantic acrylic viewing
intimate menu as they are window, and visitor will fell like a scuba diver
mesmerized by one of the largest in an endless blue sea, mesmerized by
living reef exhibits in the world thousands of fish swimming overhead.
• The living corals and thousands of • Ocean Voyager is home to the gentle giants of
tropical reef fish in this gallery the sea, including whale sharks and manta
represents a coral reef ecosystem rays.
in the tropical Pacific, complete
with an overhead crashing wave.

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COLD QUEST: RIVER SCOUT:
 Transport the visitors to the Arctic as they • Rivers are a source of life for animals and
experience a reception or seated dinner people throughout the world.
among the chilly unknown. • In the River Scout gallery, visitor will
discover the wide diversity of animals found
in the rivers and lakes of Africa, South
America, Asia and the state of Georgia.

SERVICES:
DOLPHIN TALES: • The water pipes of 24"at 3m c,c on
• Dolphin Tales is a high energy, fun periphery and 62"at the bottom are
and exciting experience.
installed.
• In this live presentation, the
dolphins at Georgia Aquarium • The lighting is been done at the bottom and
showcase some impressive at the top by using lamps.
behaviours and demonstrate their • The maintained is been check by a bay been
relationships with their trainers running over the I - section installed to the
while incorporating an roof structure.
educational message about Advance Technologies:
bottlenose dolphins.
• The construction of the Aquarium presented
many challenges to radio signal coverage.
• Basically, the Aquarium is a hollow
structure, constructed of steel reinforced
concrete walls up to four feet thick,
surrounding an expansive main atrium with a
50 foot high ceiling.
• The animal habitats, clustered around the
main atrium, require more than eight million

Feature:
• Its feature living corals and thousands of
colourful reef fish in a recreating tropical pacific coral
reef,complted with overhead crashing wave.
• It features an overhead river where visitors can
see north American fishes from the bottom up in
addition to local specimens this exhibits displays
pirahna,electric fish and other unusual freshwater life.

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3.1- SHANGHAI OCEAN AQUARIUM
Project : Shanghai Ocean
Aquarium
Location : Pudong Special
Development Zone
Shanghai,China
Architect : Cam Crossley
Area : 8400 sq.mt
Floor :4 The climax of the visitors experience is the showcase
Built year : 1999 - 2002 oceanarium consisting of 120 mt of travellator passing through
Total species : 450 five contrasting marine environments: the coastal reef, the
open ocean, the kelp cave, shark cove, and the coral reef. This
awesome experience is one of the longest aquarium tunnel
exhibits in the world.

SECOND FLOOR-------

ABOUT THE PROJECT:


 This prestigious project was
completed in 2002, and is located
immediately adjacent Shanghai's
most significant tourist attraction
the Oriental Pearl Tower in
Pudong, Shanghai. FIRST FLOOR-----------
 The theme,'Across Continents
through Worlds of Water'
captures the essence of the broad
scope of exhibits on display in the
facility.
 Beginning with the China
Zone,visitors pass through
representative countries of GROUND FLOOR-------
South America, Australia, Africa
and the temperate zones that
show coldwater fish and later,
penguins.
 The sea provides the theme for
the second phase of the visitor's
experience where they view some
of the more unusual life from FIRST FLOOR-----------
color changing giant cuttlefish and
baby sharks to the giant Japanese
spider crabs and the miniature
seahorses of the seaweed forest.
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DEEP OCEAN REGIONS: SEA AND SHORE REGION:
Descending into the depths of the ocean you are This display contains an astonishing variety of
transported along one of the world’s longest marine species, many of them very colorful and
travelators as you enjoy the panoramic view each with their own unique characteristics. Among
offered by our underwater viewing tunnels. them visitors will find the Horseshoe Crab also
Experience the spectacular marine life in close known as a “Living Fossil”, the shy but beautiful
proximity as you complete the final leg of your Weedy Seadragon.
"underwater journey".

AUSTRALIA REGION: SOUTHEAST ASIAN REGION


There are hundreds of different species of fresh The Southeast Asian tropical rainforest is one of the
water fish in Australia and most of them cannot world's oldest tropical rainforests, high forest
be found in any other country in the world. This is
coverage, the magnificent natural landscape and
because millions of year ago the Australian
rich biodiversity, rich food and an ideal habitat for
continent has been separated from other land
masses, thus the fishes living there could not biological living here ground.
crossbreed with the fishes from other continents.

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COLD WATER REGION: POLAR REGION:
The Cold Water Zone is made up of one single With the cold icy wind blowing across your face as
display tank that houses our spotted seals. The you climb over the white-snow-covered mountains,
half-arch shape of this acrylic tank is another you know you have arrived at the Polar Zone to meet
unique design in our aquarium, and enables our cute and cuddly penguins.
visitors to observe the spotted seals from an
underwater viewing environment.

SOUTH AMERICA REGION: CHINA REGION:


South America has the largest type and quantity Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is the only aquarium in
of freshwater fish. the world which has a separate area to display
Arapaima as one of the largest freshwater scaly endangered Chinese aquatic animals. Exhibit species
bony fish also thrived here include, for instance, the Chinese Sturgeon, Chinese
Suckerfish, Yangtze Alligator and Chinese Giant
Salamander

WATER SUPPLY:
• Water is been distributed the overhead hanging pvc pipes needing at least a free space of m above
clear height . it has closed filtration system.
• Instead of direct sunlight fluorescent tubes and large noen lamps are been used all time in accordance to
duranal and noctural usage.
• Plant is been setup at basement adjacent to the main building and duct are exposed to the surrounding
as a interior treatment. the supportingarea are kept with special provision for both heating and cooling.
• The walls from the inner side have high acoustic
• Treatment so that the sound of water flowing through And working staff doesn't travel outside at the
galleries arena.

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