July 21, 2009 at 9:47 am

The World’s Second Largest Aquarium Tank – Kuroshio (Black Current) Sea; Okinawa, Japan

by twistedsifter

kuroshio black current sea okinawa churaumi aquarium massive The Worlds Second Largest Aquarium Tank   Kuroshio (Black Current) Sea; Okinawa, Japan















The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan is home to the world’s second largest aquarium tank, the Kuroshio (Black Current) Sea. It holds 7,500-cubic meters (1,981,290 gallons) of water and features the world’s second largest acrylic glass panel, measuring 8.2 meters (26.9 feet) by 22.5 meters (73.8 feet) with a thickness of 60 centimeters (23.6 inches).

Additional Information:

– There are about 80 species on exhibit including four whale sharks, giant manta rays, and yellow-fin tuna
– All the species housed here can be found thriving around Okinawa – and even the water itself is pumped in from 300 meters offshore
– The tank is 10 meters (32.8 feet) deep, 35 meters (114.8 feet) wide, and 27 meters (88.5 feet) long

The true inspiration for this post was the video below shot by Jon Rawlinson. The Sifter highly recommends you watch the video in glorious full-screen high definition HERE; it’s absolutely breathtaking. The distance of the shot is perfect, the music is lovely; just try to not be too distracted by the tourist at the bottom right 🙂





The song is called “Please don’t go” by Barcelona
The video was shot using a Canon 5DMKII with a 28-135mm lens