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Mega-aquarium will open in the U.S.

November 16 2005
10:29

November 23 in Atlanta will open the largest aquarium. Tank volume 22,000 cubic meters. It will shelter 100 thousand marine mammals. Build it began in 2001 at the initiative of Bernard Marcus, the billionaire and a descendant of immigrants from Russia. The construction took 27 months and $ 200 million.

Water fills the impromptu "ship", the split on 60 separate "chambers". Two white sharks live in the largest chamber, which is three-quarters of the total volume of the aquarium.

Originally conceived as a giant aquarium entertainment center, but it will also engage in oceanographic research, reports Vazhno.ru

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