25 January 2017

S.E.A. Aquarium in Sentosa Island, Singapore

On our recent Singapore trip, Mickey and I also visited the S.E.A. Aquarium.  It is home to more than 100,000 marine animals of over 800 species, across into 49 different habitats and I am quite excited to get inside.  It must be nice to view them up close without having to wear a wet suit or put on diving gear.  Tickets to the aquarium costs S$38 per person (or P1,330 per person). 

And so, our underwater adventure begins

The Shark Seas is home to over 100 sharks of 12 species, you'll find the scalloped hammerhead shark, the powerful and aggressive silvertip shark, a 3 metre-long nurse shark and the sandbar shark - one of the largest coastal sharks in the world. 

We chanced upon one of the aquarists feeding sessions at the Coral Garden Habitat

The fish in the circular aquarium swim by and they are graceful and hypnotic!

Clownfish and sea anemone's have a special relationship, the clownfish eats their parasites while the anemone's protect them from predators

A diverse collection of marine life can be found at the Open Ocean habitat where a gigantic panoramic marine view engulfs you. This magical realm is home to gentle giants of the sea including the leopard shark, goliath grouper, saw fish, mahi mahi and a squadron of magnificent manta rays. Watch as glittering schools of scads, fusiliers and rainbow runners create a hypnotic dance in unison.

The 700mm thick acrylic viewing panel at Open Ocean habitat measures a staggering 36m wide by 8.3m tall, and weighs more than 250,000kg.  It is equivalent to two rows of three double-decker buses stacked atop one another!

The Lion's Mane Jellyfish is the largest known species of jellyfish with tentacles that can grow up to three metres long each covered with stinging cells.

The giant pacific octopus that seems to be shy at this time.  Did you know that it has three hearts and has the largest brain-to-body size ratio of any invertebrate?

The chambered nautilus that looks like it's suspended in motion

In the Cold Water habitats, you'll find these spider crabs, their long legs can span over 3 metres

These indo-pacific bottlenose dolphins swim so fast!  You have to be camera quick to get a shot!  Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins have a "signature whistle", and responds to other dolphins by whistling back. 

Stare down contest!

Stand on top of the glass floor and watch ocean residents swim right beneath your feet!

Someone wants to say hello!

Visiting Singapore anytime soon?  Visit the S.E.A. Aquarium located at 
 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore


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