The Underwater World of Kelly Tarleton
New Zealand, Auckland

The underwater world of Kelly Tarleton is a non-standard, but very interesting aquarium, which was built in 1985 by marine explorer and New Zealand scuba diver Kelly Tarleton. He used unused waste tanks of huge sizes. Kelly Tarlton, when creating an aquarium, used large sheets of pure acrylic, which took on a special shape when heated. As a result of using acrylic and refraction of light, the inhabitants of the aquarium seem to be three times smaller than they actually are. The aquarium turned out to be the most unusual museum in New Zealand with artificial caves, tunnels and underwater reefs. Here live piranhas, octopuses, several species of sharks, stingrays, penguins and a very large number of other marine inhabitants, which number up to 2000 species. The Kelly Tarleton Underwater World Museum is recognized as a role model for the creation of oceanariums around the world. The aquarium is located in a suburb of Auckland, next to the ocean coastline. The length of the aquarium tunnel is 110 meters. The Underwater World of Kelly Tarleton is a set of exhibitions in an environment as close as possible to their natural range. In 1994, the museum was supplemented with a copy of the hut of the polar explorer, the discoverer of the South Pole - Robert Scott. A colony of Antarctic penguins was also added, for which a special pavilion was created. This part of the exhibition is called “Meeting with the Antarctic” and is most popular in the aquarium. The second part of the aquarium consists of aquariums with individual inhabitants of the seas and rivers - piranhas, octopuses, sea horses and other inhabitants. The next exhibit is Stingray Bay. This is a huge aquarium in which a huge number of fish and two species of stingrays live. The NIWA Interactive Room exhibition was created for young visitors to the center who are told about the animals and marine life of Antarctica. The Underwater World exhibition is located in the world's longest underwater tunnel, in which a huge number of marine inhabitants live in two cubes of water. Sharks live in the first part of the tunnel, and coral fish and schools of beautiful blue maomao live in the second. In "Underwater World, Kelly Tarleton" you can swim with sharks and celebrate a birthday. The exhibition "Sea creatures" consists of small aquariums, each of which contains one species of sea creatures. Here are moray eels, piranhas, octopuses, seahorses, crayfish, poisonous abdominal needles and many others. The museum has a famous cafe with a giant window built directly into the aquarium, through which a stunning view of the underwater world opens.

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