Aquarium “Sea World”
Aquarium “Sea World” was founded on October 2, 1992. when the governor of Jakarta, Mr. Vyogo Atmodarminto, laid the foundation stone to mark the start of construction of houses for underwater inhabitants. Today, “Sea World” is the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia. The building with surrounding buildings and territories covers an area of more than three hectares, only one main building – is about 4.5 thousand sq. M of multiple exposures.
The concept of the aquarium is rooted in the mentality of the maritime power in the world, which consists of more water than land. The thread of the 17,000 Indonesian islands stretches more than 5,000 kilometers and forms the coastline of 81,000 kilometers, fringed by coral reefs, famous for its biological diversity. Aquarium “Sea World” is a window wide open, giving everyone an opportunity to see with their own eyes and learn more about the precious and fragile marine life in Indonesia.
The main objective of the aquarium is very simple – to expand the horizons of visitors, entertaining them or providing appropriate educational programs. This is the first offshore development in Indonesia, which uses entertainment and educational concept based on what people can simultaneously watch or participate in underwater adventures, and improve their understanding of living beings and nature that will eventually lead to an understanding of their enduring role for the Environment medium. The mission of the aquarium is in three components: education, recreation and the environment.
The main aquarium sharks, rays and thousands of representatives of 351 species of animals are so close that they could be touched, if not walls 80-meter acrylic tunnel. For the convenience of visitors, the tunnel is equipped with a moving walkway. The area of the aquarium is 38 x 24 m, depth ranges from 4.5 to 6 m, and allows you to accommodate the volume of 5 million liters of seawater. Due to its size is the largest marine aquarium in Southeast Asia. The animals were fed daily with hands divers. View this fascinating spectacle can be at a specially organized show with a guide-lecturer through a large window in the room, which is called the amphitheater. On the second floor is an observation deck, which allows you to admire the main inhabitants of the aquarium top. Closer to communicate with the animals and feed them in the presence of personnel in the special pool. The main aquarium inhabited by dugongs, sea turtles, coral reef ecosystem is reproduced. Continue reading
Squids – predatory inhabitants of the oceans
In the water column of the oceans meets many other exotic fish, but they do not form the basis of its biological balance; In this regard, the main role belongs to the small mass form – sardines, anchovies, horse mackerel, herring. These slender fish that feed on plankton, are the main products of sea fishing, they also serve as food for many predatory fish, sea birds, dolphins, seals and squids.
The destruction of small fish squid quite successfully compete with other marine predators. Whole flocks of these cephalopods follow the shoals of fish. The movement of light and swift, developed their speed is not inferior to the speed of dorado or dolphin. Not knowing the rest, worn squid in the ocean in pursuit of prey. Significant energy consumption is compensated by the abundance of food absorbed and respiration rate. Some species of squid, dispersed in water, start in the air and can fly over the waves of 40 – 50 meters. In this way they not only catch up with its prey, but also fleeing persecution larger predators.
Squids can move both head and tail first, and in the latter case the rate of movement will be much higher. Dialing into the mantle cavity water, the animal with the force throws Continue reading