The aquarium Museum: Museums of Sevastopol
In the center of Sevastopol, on the shore of Artillery Bay, is a building of Institute of biology of southern seas named after A. O. Kovalevsky of national Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. In the lower floor of the Institute is the Sevastopol marine aquarium-Museum.
This is one of the oldest aquariums in the world and the only sea aquarium in Ukraine, it was founded in 1897. The aquarium is a unique Museum that gives a glimpse into the exciting and challenging life of the Kingdom of Neptune. Currently in the Aquarium presents more than 180 species of animals: this bespozvonochnye, black sea and tropical fish, and always the mesmerizing sight of the reptiles. In the Aquarium there is an extensive collection of live tropical fish that live among the coral reefs.
It is a predatory Moray eels, and a charming clown fish, lionfish treacherous and unsafe fish-surgeons, painted triggerfish and live real sharks. There is in the famous aquarium and freshwater fish: the famous piranha and their close relatives – major bezobidnyj black PACU, predatory Aravan, called the dragon of the Amazon and of an unusual shape of fish-knives.
But what is truly unique in the Sevastopol Aquarium is a collection of sea fish – Beluga, sturgeons, stingrays, sea cat, mackerel, lofar, red mullet, striped perch, flounder, eel river, and others.
The Sevastopol Aquarium-mouseevents widely known cultural and educational institution. It is annually visited by about 100,000 people. The exposition of the Aquarium-Museum occupies four halls with a total area of about 700 sq. m.
Currently, the Aquarium has 4 rooms:
In the first room shown is typical of coral reefs. Small size aquariums allow visitors to consider in detail small fish, shrimp and invertebrates.
The second room has 2 independent sections: the black sea and the tropics. Here built 12 wall swimming pools up to 7 cubic meters each and a circular pool with a diameter of 9 meters, depth 2.5 meters. Each aquarium tropical section has an independent (separate) closed system for the preparation and purification of water. These systems allow keeping in artificial conditions even tropical sharks.
In the third room of the Museum contains a large collection of tropical exotic animals, inhabitants of the Indian and Atlantic oceans.
The last room is inhabited by representatives of freshwater and reptiles. Here is a very interesting aquarium with a greenhouse, simulating the ruins of an ancient Cambodian temple.
Aquarium artificial decoration, which reproduces the landscape of a coral reef. The scenery is made according to original designs of acrylic plastic. The applied material is durable, non-toxic and absolutely safe for live inhabitants of the aquarium. Whimsical tropical fish and invertebrates feel well amidst the artificial rocks and corals.