aquariums are known since the Roman Empire times. the first fish who has been transferred to an aquarium was the sea barbel. the Romans kept him in small marble tank under the beds of their guest rooms.
on the other side of the globe, China developed porcelain tubs where they kept their goldfish. keeping fish into an aquarium became a popular hobby in the middle of the 19th century. Fish House was the first fish aquarium & it was opened in 1853 at the London Zoo.
the hobby boomed further in the 20th century as electricity became more widely used. it allowed artificial aeration, lighting, water heating & filtration. today, it has become the second most popular hobby after stamp collecting.
the best way to see fishing swimming around you are the public aquariums located in the big cities around the globe. here is a list of the top 5 most amazing aquariums in the world.
5. Turkuazoo, Istanbul, Turkey
the Turkuazoo aquarium was opened in 2009 & is funded by the public. it’s also located inside the Forum Istanbul Shopping Mall. you can see several different zones, including flooded forests, tropical seas, & rain forests. it is the home of around 10,000 sea animals, including tiger sharks, giant stingrays & even piranhas.
Turkuazoo, Istanbul, Turkey
4. Aquadom, Berlin, Germany
the Aquadom is located inside the Radisson Hotel in Berlin. the special thing is his structure. a cylindrical shape with 11meters in diameter & 25meters in height. if this didn’t impress you, than you must try the transparent elevator that goes right through the entire tank as you head towards the upper observation deck.
Aquadom, Berlin, Germany
3. Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia
the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is one of the largest aquariums in the world. the Ocean Voyager section features whale sharks housed in tanks.
Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia
2. The Deep Aquarium, Hull, England
the Deep Aquarium is actually a submarium. it has tanks filled with 2.5 million liters of seawater. more than 3,500 different kinds of sea animals & creatures live here.
The Deep Aquarium, Hull, England
1. Dubai Aquarium and Discovery Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
the royalty of Dubai has certainly put all that oil money to good use as the Emirates tries to position itself as a major tourist destination. the aquarium also plays host to more than 33,000 sea animals belonging to 85 different aquatic species sourced from around the world.
Dubai Aquarium and Discovery Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates