The ABQ Biopark Aquarium
, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico
, United States
is a facility of the Albuquerque Biological Park
and is located next door to the Rio Grande Botanic Garden
. The ABQ Biopark Aquarium exhibits Gulf of Mexico
saltwater species from a variety of habitats, including surf zone, shallow waters, coral reefs, open ocean and deep ocean. The highlight of the aquarium is a 285,000 gallon shark tank with a -wide, -high, 8-inch-thick acrylic viewing window. Jellies: Aliens of the Sea
, featuring moon jellies and Japanese sea nettles, and the Moray Eel Tunnel
are popular with aquarium visitors. The South Pacific Gallery
features seahorses, pipefishes, and colorfully patterned reef fish. The Rio Grande at Central Bridge
exhibit in the aquarium lobby offers visitors an opportunity to compare the kinds of fish that lived in the Albuquerque reach of the Rio Grande 100 years ago and those found today. The newest exhibit, Shark/Ray Encounter
, allows guests to have a guided, up-close experience with bamboo sharks and stingrays.
The Albuquerque Biological Park is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums
The Albuquerque Aquarium was built as a themed aquarium, with visitors starting at a fountain that depicts the headwaters of the Rio Grande and ending at a saltwater tank which holds species from the open ocean of the Gulf of Mexico.
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