Aquariums

Get to Know Underwater Fauna through Philippine Aquariums

One of the best things that make the Philippines unique is the conservation of plenty of flora and fauna thanks to efforts done by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and concerned zoological societies to help promote the protection of various endangered and vulnerable species.Not only do land dwelling and flying animals get protected like large feline cats and macaws but also aquatic lie as well. in recent decades, the institutions above cannot stress enough the compromised habitats and dwindling numbers of exotic fish and sea animals affected due to careless environmental hazards like dynamite fishing and dumping of hazardous chemicals either accidentally or allegedly,or the instance or common people just dumping household waste to the ocean or even freshwater sources. One lesson that can be learned through that is the Pasig River, which is now just a heavily polluted river.

Do you want to get to know the Philippines’ conservation efforst in keeping various exotic fish species and their environment alive?

Don’t worry, it’s not a boring explanation of environmental and coservation projects but a good description of some aquariums and an ocean park that showcases various sea life and other aquatic animals! You might even want to visit these places when you get the time.

The Manila Ocean Park This place is a giant marine-themed park that literally features an “ocean” of marine life exhibits and attractions that are quite amazing because of its expansive construction and interactive areas.

This place is perfect for school tours and one day or two day family trips. Theres a giant oceanarium which features over 5,000 species of marine life like giant manta rays, blue sharks, and even schools of salt water fishes, there are also the Marine Life Show where you’ll get to know friendly sea lions and get entertained! You can also immerse in a realxing fish spa where hundreds of doctor fish will just nibble away dead skin which is a refreshing experience from specie of fish.

The Manila Ocean Park

This place is a giant marine-themed park that literally features an “ocean” of marine life exhibits and attractions that are quite amazing because of its expansive construction and interactive areas. This place is perfect for school tours and one day or two day family trips.
Theres a giant oceanarium which features over 5,000 species of marine life like giant mantarays, blue sharks, and even schools of salt water fishes, there are also the Marine Life Showwhere you’ll get to know friendly sea lions and get entertained! You can also immerse in a realxing fish spa where hundreds of doctor fish will just nibble away dead skin which is a refreshing experience from specie of fish. The Manila Ocean Par has also great hotel accommodations where you can stay for a night or two in one of the 147 rooms with superb views of the Manila Bay.

(Also Check Out: Birch Aquarium, Clearwater Aquarium)

Acuario De Manila

This is the oldest aquarium in the Philippines which was opened in 1919, it features mostly fresh water fish and several sea water fish aquariums.They are located near the Intrmuros area and are still active by importing several sepecies of fish every year.

(Also Check Out: Gulfarium Aquarium, National Aquarium Baltimore)

Indoor Aquariums in Aquarium Aquaworld Panglao Island

When you are an avid aquarist and enjoy taking care of fish as more of a hobby then the Aquarium Aquaworld is the perfect place for you to visit. You will find plenty of aquarium tanks in this place whether it be a freshwater aquarium or a seawater one. Careful creation of the fish’s environment takes place here and fish ranging from pond koi to Clown fish are made here. Fish are also sold and various aquarium materials like sand or sea plant are also available when you want to get an aquarium or upgrade the one you already have.

(Also Check Out: Kirkham Aquarium, St. Lawrence Aquarium & Ecological Center)