Dolphin in giant aquarium of Okinawa Churaumi

Dolphin in giant aquarium of Okinawa Churaumi

On June 1, tourists looking up at the spotted dolphin in the large main tank at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Motobu.


June 4, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 1, a spotted dolphin in the large main aquarium Kuroshio Sea has been open for public viewing at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Motobu.

This is the time for the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium to put a dolphin in this tank. It provides a valuable insight into the ecological system.

Spotted dolphins were transferred from the Taiji Whale Museum & Aquarium in Wakayama. The two on show to the public now are a male and a female. One more dolphin will join the aquarium Kuroshio Sea when it is ready.

Dolphins are the superstars of the show at the Ocean Expo Park but until now have never had the opportunity to be with whale sharks and other fish in the main tank that makes the aquarium so famous. Sub-leader of fish team Yoshiyuki Nakazato said, “We want to replicate natural ecological systems, and at the same time, we want to investigate how fish and mammals living together.”

(English translation by T&CT, Hitomi Shinzato and Mark Ealey)

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