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BelgiumAntwerpAQUATOPIATel:	+32 3 2050750 Web: A fascinating journey into the secrets of the seas, oceans, lakes and rivers. 250 species of animal life are housed here, more than 10,000 fish. Sail with a submarine, climb mango roots. Look for the most exotic fishes and frogs in the rain forest.DenmarkCharlottenlundDanmarks AkvariumTel:	+45 3962 3283 Web: Welcome to the sea of adventures. Exhibits more than 300 species from all over the world. The exhibition consists of more than 70 aquariums ‘The touch pools’ are open every day.CopenhagenDen Blå Planet12770 Kastrup Tel: +45 44 22 22 44 Email: Opened March 2013 The Blue Planet is inaugurated Denmark will have North Europe’s largest and most modern aquarium. location on the shores of Øresund, only eight kilometres from the Copenhagen City, world class architecture, over 20.000 fish and ocean creaturesEnglandLondonSEA LIFE London AquariumTel:	+44 (0)20 7967 8002 Web: www.londonaquarium. The experience takes visitors on an immersive and interactive journey along the Great Oceanic Conveyor. A stunning glass tunnel walkway allows visitors to stroll underneath a Tropical Ocean. There is plenty of interaction, from feeding the stingrays, watching diving displays, touch pools and discovery zones.PlymouthNational Marine AquariumTel:	+44 01752 600301 Web: www.national-aquarium. Learn about sharks, seahorses and lots more within Britain’s biggest aquarium. Established to raise awareness of the oceans and provide education, conservation and research.FranceBoulogne-sur-MerNausicaä - Centre National de la Mer Tel:	+33 3 21 30 99 99 Web: NAUSICAÄ is a unique placewhere visitors can discover the marine environment. At onceentertaining, educational and scientific, the Centre derives its originality from its main focus on the relationship between Man and the SeaBrestOcéanopolisTel:	+33 (0) 2 98 34 40 40 Fax:	+33 (0) 2 98 34 40 49 Discover the world’s oceans. Located at the western head of Brittany, in an exceptional maritime and scientific environment, Océanopolis has three thematic pavilions : polar, tropical and temperate. 50 aquariums, from 50 to 1 million litres of seawater, exhibits, films and showsMontpellierMare Nostrum AquariumTel:	+33 (4) 67 13 05 59 Web: www. Designed like an underwater cave, discover or rediscover the various Mediterranean environments. Fauna, flora, geology, myths and legends, history. Visitors find out all there is to know about the Mediterranean sea! Lunch at one of the many themed restaurants located close by and offering menus for groups. Visit to the Galilée planetariumMare Nostrum AquariumMonacoOceanographic Museum & AquariumTel:	(+377) 93 15 36 00 Fax:	(+377) 92 16 77 93 Web: Contains remarkable collections of marine fauna gathered by Prince Albert 1, numerous specimens of sea creatures, models of Prince Albert’s laboratory ships, and craft ware made from the sea’s natural products. The aquarium has 4,000 species of fish and over 200 families of invertebrate. Exhibition, shop and restaurant.GermanyHannoverSea Life GrossaquariumTel:	+49 0511 126 0420 The aquarium combines the underwater world with the realm of tropical rainforests. Some 30 different enclosures house all kinds of fishy attractions, including a deep-water tank which has a glass tunnel through the centre, allowing visitors to get up close and personal with sharks and other daunting creatures.StralsundOZEANEUM StralsundTel:	+49 (0)3831 - 26 50 601 Fax:	+49 (0)3831 - 26 50 609 Web: The way through the aquaria is a journey from the quay wall of Stralsund’s harbour, crossing the North Sea on the way up to the North Polar Sea. The visitor gains an impression of different marine habitats from the “Bodden” (shallow bay) as well as the open Atlantic.HungaryBudapestTropicariumTel: +36-1 424-3053 Web: http://www.tropicarium. hu/english 8 large sharks, rays that you can stroke, squirrel monkeys, colourful snakes, exotic birds, alligators, unusual reptiles, antrhopods and hundred of freshwater and sea fish can be seen in the tropical zoo. Shark feeding takes place every Thursday from 3 o’clockIrelandDingle Co KerryOceanworld (Mara Beo)Tel:	+353 (0)66 91 52 111 Fax:	+353 (0)66 91 52 155 E-m: Over 1,000 species of marine life. Come face to face with fearsome Sharks, only a wall of glass stands between you.. Stroll amongstthe Amazonian Display including deadly Piranhas, Catfish, Pacu. Hands on experience at the Touch Tank - hold a starfish and stroke the friendly Rays! Meet some of our favourite residents; Seahorses.ItalyGenoaGenoa AquariumAcquario di Genova Tel:	+39 010/23451 The marine park: 71 tanks, 800 species, and over 10,000 specimens set against the backdrop of the Gulf of Genoa. The tour (approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes) unfolds through the scenery of the Old Port of Genoa – the Aquarium is located on the old wharf of Ponte Spinola – and through 40 large tanks, and 19 open ones which use the space of a real ship called “Nave Italia”, allowing people to actually touch the fish .NorwayBergenBergen AquariumTel:	+47 55 55 71 71. Seals and penguins playing in the large pools welcome you to one of Europe’s largest collections of fish and invertebrates. One million litres of clean seawater are pumped up from depth of 130 meters, allowing one of the few aquariums in the world to keep ashoal of herring. In addition, they have a number of 100,000 litres fresh water aquariums containing fish from all parts of the world.PortugalLisbonOceanariumTel:	+351 21 891 7002 / 06 Web: Boasts the largest aquarium in Europe and includes a gigantic aquarium showing a global ocean. Inhabited by 16.000 animals and plants representing over 450 different species, Four biotypes, each recreating one of the world’s coastal habitats, are located in the four corner towers which encircle the central aquarium. Together, they constitute a representative set of ocean environments.ScotlandNorth QueensferryDeep Sea WorldTel:	01383 411 880 Web: At 112 metres long and holding a million gallons of water, the underwater tunnel at Deep Sea World is one of the longest in the world. Visitors will also see seal pools, Amazon rainforest, piranhas, Mount Krakatoa and much more.SpainBarcelonaL’Aquàrium de BarcelonaTel:+34 93 221 74 74A living show, changing, 11,000 animals and approximately 450 different species in the Mediterranean and tropical tanks, and our permanent displays Planeta Aqua and Explora!A transparent tunnel over 80 m long crosses under it, which allows visitors to feel	as if they were walking on the sea bed.SwedenStockholmAquaria Vattenmuseum(Aquarium Water Museum) Tel:	+46 08 660 9089 Themed zones and exhibits, a living rainforest with mangroves and piranhas, a reconstruction of a coral reef. The sharks are housed in a glass tunnel, with clownfish, giant moray eels, and starfish. There is also a cooler Nordic fountain pool where wild sea trout come each year to spawn, via a fish ladder.36You can see all editions of the Guide and magazine at Attractions/Aquariums

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