Have you ever thought about the history of public aquariums? Almost in every megacity, there is a large public aquarium. We checked how this phenomenon started and found out that it was the United Kingdom that introduced the idea of public aquariums. In the late 19th century, the first large aquarium was built at ZSL London Zoo as well.
The idea was appreciated by the whole world. Since the 19th century, we have been witnessing companies trying to build the largest aquarium in the world. Almost once in every few years, we hear that a brand-new largest aquarium is about to be open. This time, it is Abu Dhabi’s turn. Seaworld Abu Dhabi will become the largest aquarium in the world soon.
The Details of the Largest Public Aguarium
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment announced they started the construction in 2016. And in September 2022, the company’s partner Miral made a fresh announcement that the construction will be over soon and the world’s largest aquarium will open in 2023. The largest public aquarium will host more than 150 species of marine animals, such as sharks, manta rays, schools of fish, sea turtles, amphibians, and sea turtles. But the largest aquarium will not host killer whales, which makes SeaWorld the first in the world.
The to-be largest aquarium will serve as the United Arab Emirates’ first marine rescue, search, and return center and rehabilitation center. The SeaWorld, which will be next to the Marine Life Theme Park, will support both regional and global conservation efforts. Moreover, it will focus on indigenous Arabian marine life ecosystems and the Arabian Gulf.
The largest public aquarium has many duties. You may ask how the company owners lead the operation. The management informed us that world-class marine scientists, animal care professionals, veterinarians, rescue experts, and educators will lead the center. In case of emergencies, the rescue team will be available 24/7.