24 July 2009
World's second largest aquarium tank
The main tank at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. The 'Kuroshio Sea' holds 7,500 cubic meters (1,981,290 gallons) of water. The music accompanying the video is "Please Don't Go" by Barcelona.
It's a beautiful and majestic sight. I think one can't help but have a moment's dismay at the loss of freedom for these creatures that were previously cruising an unlimited expanse of ocean, but perhaps if displays like this draw the public's attention to the wonders of the ocean, then that provides sufficient justification.
p.s. - if you're going to watch, you might as well watch full screen (click the expansion button lower right). That way, after the 5 seconds of black screen at the beginning, when the second musical note is played and the video starts, you can say "Wow..."
Labels: Video - science and nature