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Discussion in 'Norway' started by temp, 27 Sep 2014.

  1. temp

    temp Well-Known Member

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    Sorry 'bout the typo in the title!

    Atlanterhavsparken, Ålesund Akvarium is perhaps most famous for their excellent 4 million liter (1 million gallon) main tank with native marine fish such as cod, wolffish and halibut, which measures 35 x 17 x 7 m on the longest/broadest/deepest sections. They also have various smaller tanks showing other local habitats, a handful of smaller tropical tanks and a Humboldt penguin exhibit.

    A few days ago, they've opened what supposedly is the largest seal exhibit in Europe. With a remarkable 6000 m2 (65000 square ft) and 15 million liters (4 million gallon) of water I wouldn't be surprised if "selbukta" (seal bay) actually is the largest in the world. At present, they have two male and four female harbor seals.
    Their own page about the seal exhibit in Norwegian:
    http://www.atlanterhavsparken.no/index.php?page_id=805&parent=21
    Photo gallery from the opening:
    I bilder: Åpning av selbukta -smp.no
    Another gallery:
    Selar på plass i Atlanterhavsparken - NRK ? Møre og Romsdal

    I've not seen it in person, but it appears to follow the general concept of fencing in a local habitat, as also used by some other Scandinavia zoos such as Denmark's Skandinavisk Dyrepark and Sweden's Orsa Björnpark.
     
  2. Norwegian moose

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    Yeah I have visited this aquarium. The main ocean tank with native fishes is indeed impressive, but other than that Atlanterhavsparken was not the most impressing facility in the world. However I visited before they got their penguins and harbour seals and that has made a velcomed puff to the atraction.
     
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    Atlanterhavsparken has received an award for best Aquarium/Tropicarium in the Nordic countries 2015 by the Nordic family website, barnsemester.se.

    :p
     
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    Three Humboldt penguin chicks have been stolen yesterday after a student party in the park with 200-300 students from a upper secondary school. 7 students are suspects and 1 student has admitted for the police that they have released the penguins to the nature.

    The penguins are just 4-5 weeks old and it have been a cold night in Ålesund (about 1+ degrees). Staff and volunteer and other students have been looking after the penguins too, but they haven't found them.
     
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