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Two Oceans Acquarium, Cape Town, South Africa
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
S 33° 54.473 E 018° 25.000
34H E 261147 N 6245052
Quick Description: This acquarium is located in the VA Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa.
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Date Posted: 10/9/2013 4:46:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ83D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Mauison
Views: 2

Long Description:
This acquarium opened in 1995 in the Victoria & Albert Waterfront (VA Waterfront) in Cape Town. It currently displays 88 species in a variety of exhibits, and their website also hosts a live webcam which is popular.

Exhibits include one that educates on the contrast of marine life between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans and includes a touch pool, and information about the lifeforms that exist in the icy Benguela Current, versus the warm Agulhas Current. An exhibit educates on the coral reefs which are under environmental threat, and another that educates visitors regarding poisonous or venomous animals. One of the most popular exhibits is the ragged-tooth sharks. A facinating acquarium hosts a kelp forest with kelp reaching as tall as trees in a mesmerizing exhibit. An exhibit on whales and whaling is innovative. Children's exhibits are hands-on and engaging, incorporating puppets, encouraging the creation of artwork from recycled materials and a place for resting with refreshments. A full list (with photos) of each species on exhibit is located on the website, and includes reptiles, fresh and salt water fish, amphibians, marine invertebrates, birds, and microscopic life (think plankton).

Admission costs:
Adult R118
Child 14-17 years R92
Child 4-13 years R58
under 4 is Free
SA Pensioner R92
SA Student R92
Physical address of aquarium: Dock Road, V&A Waterfront

Website address: http://www.aquarium.co.za/

Hours of operation: 09h30 until 18h00

Admission cost: 118.00

Visit Instructions:
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1. Take a photo of the front entrance with the public aquarium's name on it. Optional photos include pics of the exhibits inside the aquarium but of course, admission and/or entry is not required to log this waymark.
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