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Aquariums - Facts, Figures and Highlights

Aquariums Facts and Figures Accreditation Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Annual Survey Results (Updated September 21, 2011) 225 accredited zoos and aquariums in countries Breakdown (combination of both zoos and aquariums for each country): Canada 214 Dermuda USA Hong Kong Bahamas Mexico Aigentina Types of Accredited Institutions 142 z008 37 aquariums both zoo and aquariums 19safari and theme parks 15 science and nature centers I butterfly house aviaries 54% 35% 11% non-profit public for-profit Animals in AZA-Accredited Institutions 751,931. animals = 100,000 6,000 species =1,000 1,000. threatened or endangered species = 100 Aquarium Highlights in the US AQUARIUM BAY SAN FRANCISCO • Non-profit marine nature center affiliated with The Bay Institute • Openod in 1996 Over 600,000 people visit the Aquarium each year • Over 20,000 aquatic animals from the San Francisco Bay and nearby waters live in Aquarium of the Bay = 1,000 10 ft. • Home to a wide variely of sharks, including seven-gill sharks, which reach lengths over 10 feet • Features two signature tunnel tanks with moving walkways that total300 feet in length New England Aquarium • Global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation founded in 1969 • 30,000 animals and 70 exhibits representing unique habitats worldwide animals = 1,000 • 200,000-gallon Giant Ocean Tank, 130 species and 850 animals, highlighting coral reef conservation species = 10 = 10 1.3 million animals visitors annually SEATTLE AQUARIUM 18,000. • Opene 1977 expanded square feet by • The major exhibits are: Window on Washington Life on the Edge Pacific Coral Reef Waters Marine Mammals Puget Sound Fish and Dome Room Puget Sound Orcas Family Activity Center 800,000 people visit annually Shedd The World's Aquarium • Was incorporated on February 11, 1924 • Houses more than 32,500 animals = 1000 • Approximately 2million guests visit every year • Has the oldest animal in a public aquarium in the world, an Australian lungfish named Granddad • Featuros beluga whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, Alaskan sea otters and harbor seals in a re-creation of a Pacific Northwest coastal environment XG GEORGIA AQUARIUM Pemberton Place 3.6 million • World's largest aquarium with more than 10 million gallons of water and more aquatic life than any other • The aquarium was opened November 23, 2005 guests visitod in the first year IROPICA Div ttttt ttttt 40% = 1million • Approximately 40% of the roof wall Tropical Diver Gallery presented by Southwest Airlines is live coral and is predicted to be 100% live in the next 5-10 years In the Aquarium's lifo support systoms there are: 506 pumps using over 5,500 horsopower to move more than 300,000 gallons f water every minute gallons = 10,000 ADVENTURE aquarium • Opened its doors in May 2005 • Serves over 800,000 visitors every year • Featuring nearly 200,000 square feet of space and over 2 million gallons of water =1 million • Has 8,500 animals = 100 • Offers numerous hands-on experiences including the Stingray Beach Club, where you can touch and hand-feed gentle and curious stingrays • Guests can also visit: A shark in the 40-foot suspended shark tunnel 760,000-gallon Ocean Realm exhibit African penguins DOWNTOWN • There are over 200 species of aquatic life at the Downtown Aquarium Houston = 10 • The tank is almost 200,000 gallons • Shark Tank is the largest exhibit and can be viewed on the Shark Voyager Train Ride = 10,000 Steinhart Agquarium • Steinhart Aquarium at the California Academy of Sciences is the oldest scientific institution in the West (founded in 1853) Average of 1million people come and visit annually • One of the most biodiverse and interactive aquariums with 38,000 animals representing moro than 900 separate species animals = 1,000 Main Exhibits Include: • The Coral Reef Tank exhibit houses a broad range of aquatic life from the coral reels and mangroves of the Philippines • Rainforests of the World exhibit is contained within a glass dome that is 90 feet tall • California Coast exhibits a wide variety of native birds, fish, and invertebrates • The Coral Reef tank is the second largest living coral reef display in the world, measures 12,000 square feet and holds 212,000 gallons of water = 10,000 • Natural systems are used to purify nitrate wastes, ensuring that aquarium water can be recycled SeaWorld. ADVENTURE PARKS • SeaWorld San Diego opened March 21, 1964 • Now with 4million visitors each year • Spread across 189 acres on beautiful Mission Bay Park • Features more than 5,700 fishes representing 434 species from The Great Barrier Reef of Australia to The Amazon River of Brazil fishes = 100 • Aquarium de la Mer features hundreds of tropical, cold-water fish, and local species of the waters in Southern California like rockfish, wolf eel and Pacific giant octopus . World of the Sea Aquarium showcases tropical, California and game fish plus white sea bass Aquariums Around the World Oceanário de Lisbos • Lisbon's newest and most modem quarter of Parque das Nacoes • This centerpiece was opened in 1998 and now has 1 million visitors every year • Inhabited by over 16,000 plants and animals that represent over 450 distinct species ********* plants and animals = 1,000 • Some activities include: Fish Market - morge past and present and ensure the future holds a sustainable use of the oceans Sleeping with the Sharks - most sharks are not dangerous to humans and therefore an excellent companion for the night SYDNEY AQUARIUM • First opened in 1988 • Between 55-60% of all visitors • Over 1million are from overseas • Has an impressive 4,000 square meters of exhibit space guests visit annually • There are 650 species and 11,000 Australian aquatic animals species = 10 UNDERWATER WORLD Singapore A Member Of The RAHaupar Group • The aquarium opened its doors 1991 • There are more than 1.4million visitors coming in each year • Located on Sentosa Island • A unique and farmous oceanarium showcasing some 2,500 marine animals from 250 species from around the regions of Asia species = 10 Source: http://www.aza.orgizoo-aquarium-statistics/ http:/www.neaq orglabout_usindex php http:/ aspx http /www.san-francisco world g /www.destinalion360 comdes G nalaen cenarium s.html 190 http:/www.oceanario ptlams/1 185 http://www.indexGz comydneylaquarium/facts.him This Graphic Made for CityPASS O CityPASS - Fights released for editorial use 3 00

Aquariums - Facts, Figures and Highlights

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Interesting stats about aquariums along with highlights on some of the most popular ones in the US and the rest of the world.


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