Tuesday, May 21, 2013

S.E.A. Aquarium @Marine Life Park, RWS (Part 2)

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Leaving the magnificent jellyfish behind we now enter the Open Ocean. The S.E.A. Aquarium currently holds two Guinness World Records for the World’s Largest Aquarium and The World’s Largest Acrylic Panel. The centerpiece of the Aquarium, measuring 36 metres wide by 8.3 metres tall by 700 mm thick and weighing more than 250,000 kg. Seen through the world's largest window to the ocean, 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 giant manta rays. We spent quite a bit of time here admiring the ocean creatures swimming gracefully across the acrylic panel.

Leopard shark

Manta ray

We are only halfway done here, after leaving the Open Ocean zone, we explored 4 more sea zones (from middle-east, africa and asia) with Coral Reef habitats and caught glimpses of a vast array of marine life in some of the most beautiful ecosystems in the world.

Next up, Persian Gulf & Arabian Sea. The warm waters of the Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf make up one of the largest marine sanctuaries in the world. View the blue-spotted stingray and schools of glistening sweeper and silver batfish.


The Red Sea, is home to a diverse range of soft and hard corals because of its warm waters and high salt content. In this Coral Reef habitat, watch in wonder as warm-water fish like fairy basslet, yellow boxfish, orange striped triggerfish, fire shrimp and long-horned cowfish swim amongst sea fans and coral colonies.

Nemo - clownfish

East Africa sea, travel across the Great Lakes of East Africa, be awestruck by the tremendous diversity of fishes, many of which evolved within the lakes and are found nowhere else in the world. Some of the native african cichlids include the frontosa, kribensis, and mbuna, which share their home with the predatory african tigerfish armed with dagger-shaped, interlocking teeth.

South China Sea, the colourful bright stripes on the body and fins of the lionfish serve as a warning to all, as they swim by confidently displaying their poisonous outstretched barbs. Try to spot a variety of lobsters hiding amongst the rocks and rubble surrounding the ship’s anchor.



The moray eel habitat is not to be missed. Kids can crawl into a “cave” and pop their heads through a dome for up-close views of the moray eels in their niches and crevices.

Last but not least, the Shark Seas, showcasing the majestic predators of the marine realm, the endangered species such as the scalloped hammerhead shark, the powerful and aggressive silvertip shark, and the sandbar shark - one of the largest coastal sharks in the world. Marvel at the strength and grace of these remarkable creatures that have inhabited the earth for over 420 million years!

There is a souvenir shop and a cafe at the exit of the SEA aquarium. Do drop by the ocean themed restrooms before you leave...it is nice and clean too.

One last shot before we leave Sentosa...the iconic Universal Studio's globe.

References -  http://www.rwsentosa.com/language/en-US/Homepage/ThingsToDo/MarineLifePark/SEAAquarium

S.E.A. Aquarium
8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269

Contact Number: +65 6577 8888
Email: enquiries@rwsentosa.com

Hours: 7am to 10pm Daily

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