Marine Life Pavilion (Aquarium)

Diversity and Beauty of the Ocean

The Marine Life Pavilion is designed to show the mystery and beauty of the coast (mudflats) and marine life, and teach the value of marine ecosystems and marine species diversity.

Marine Life Pavilion/Aquarium

– Facility Size –

Bird's-eye View

  • Total floor area: 850㎡ (located in the aquarium building)
  • Spatial composition

ZONE 1: Wonderful Mudflat Ecosystem
ZONE 2: Mysterious Marine Ecosystem

 

Wonderful Mudflat Ecosystem

– Exhibition –

Wonderful Mudflat Ecosystem

Mudflat Habitat: Salt marsh → mudflat → mixture of sand flat and mud flat (subtidal zone), sand flat → waterside rock → eelgrass beds
It introduces diverse types of mudflats and activities of mudflat organisms

<<Functions and Roles of Mudflats >>

Functions and Roles of Mudflats

 

Photos of Mysterious Ocean Ecosystem

– Exhibition –

“Submarine Tour” of Deep Ocean

– “Submarine Tour” of Underwater Ecosystems
– Visitors will feel that they are in a submarine and get an up close and personal experience of diverse marine organisms (endangered organisms).

 

– Souvenir Photo Corner –

Souvenir Photo Corner

It offers visitors the chance to pose for photos with marine organisms and raises public awareness of the importance of the ocean to life.

The diversity and beauty of the ocean

Bird's-eye View

The aquarium, along with the Big-O, is one of the main facilities embodying the theme of the Expo, “The Living Ocean and Coast.”

The Green Aquarium emphasizes the importance of ocean culture diversity and the protection of natural resources.

It serves as a venue for research on endangered marine species conservation and marine ecosystem protection.

 

– Facility Size –

  • Total floor area: 16,400 ㎡
  • Aquarium size: 6,030 ㎡
  • Accommodation capacity: 3,000 people

 

– Major Exhibition Content –

Endangered marine animals like belugas, Baikal seals, and sea dragons will be available for viewing for the first time in Korea.

Korea’s first dome aquarium provides a 360-degree view that offers a vivid underwater experience.

The Amazon Eco-Terrarium and Korea’s largest jellyfish tank in the aquarium offer great sights.

 

– Exhibition –

Coastal Life (Sea Mammal Room):

Exhibit of belugas for the first time in Korea and research on the species

Here visitors can observe and interact with coastal animals at close proximity.

This unique exhibition highlights marine mammals’ behavior and ecology.

The animals available for viewing include beluga, Baikal seal, penguin, seal, fur seal, etc.

Marine Life (Sea Experience Room):

Aquarium Dome with 360-degree Views

It is designed to allow visitors to see, touch, smell and hear the animals.

Sharks and a school of rays are available for viewing in the large observation window and aquarium dome.

The marine ecosystems of the five oceans and the Korean peninsula are on display. Visitors can enjoy an exciting show featuring anchovies.

Some 200 species of animals are available for viewing including large sharks, large rays, sardines, sea turtles, jellyfish, etc.

Eco-Terrarium:

Representation of Amazon’s Expansive Jungle Ecology

This large jungle experience hall represents the ecological features of the Amazon.

The exhibition is designed to capture nature itself and send messages about the importance of environmental conservation.

Some 100 species of animals are available for viewing including pirarucus and piranhas.

 

– Illustration of the inerior –

Illustration of the interior

source: eng.expo2012.kr

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