An aquarium where you can learn about the sea by Fukushima
The ocean by Fukushima is known as the Shiome Sea where the Kuroshio and the Oyashio Currents collide. Aquamarine Fukushima, under the theme of the Shiome, intends to change the questions of “Why?” to answers of “Ah, I see” when it comes to the ocean. The sunlit interior of the aquarium also displays plant life along with exhibits including the natural environments of the Okhotsk Sea which is the source for the Oyashio and tropical Asia for the Kuroshio, and the ecosystem of the Umikawa River in the Hamadori region of Fukushima. There are plenty of displays showing living things especially in Fukushima Prefecture such as The Rivers and Shores of Fukushima where animals from the riverbanks of the prefecture are seen, and the Fukushima Sea which displays the life in that particular ocean such as anglers. And best of all, there are 2 tanks with a total weight of 2050 tons that are a must-see as a symbol of the Shiome Sea. You can see fish such as bonito and yellowfin tuna in the Kuroshio tank, and rockfish in the Oyashio tank. Naturally, there are also seals, penguins and other fish that can be seen at aquaria which specialize in coral reefs and the tropical zones.
Enjoy the aquarium with the whole family through interactive learning
Aquamarine Fukushima concentrates its efforts through various roles as an educational institution. The awareness of children’s learning is stimulated through interactive learning and the touchable displays. The BIOBIO Kappa Village has recreated the waterfront of an old-fashioned Japanese village area with features such as rice paddies and streams with various fish and frogs swimming about. Also, planting and harvesting of the rice take place in the paddies, and the kids can even get into the water and get in touch with the animals there. The large Snake-Eyes Beach is an outdoor facility that has recreated a seashore, tidal flats and a sandy beach. Children can get up close and personal with the sea life available in the 3 areas. As well, there are plenty of opportunities to learn about environmental conservation and the importance of life through workshops and backyard tours.