This is the main attraction of the northern coast of France and is billed as the largest aquarium in Europe. This is actually not the point of the place, because there are lots of wonderful aquariums all over Europe, and it is not the size that really counts. In recent times, I remember being super impressed by the aquariums in La Rochelle and Cherbourg (both have benefited from Anyport reports) and when I was in the cusp of adulthood way back when, I was gobsmacked by the aquarium in Monaco. Just like everybody else, no foreign aquariums really come to my mind, because visiting an aquarium is generally not the first thing that is placed on the agenda when travelling in a foreign country.
But aquariums are really cool, since it is a world to which we airlubbers do not have much access. Nausicaá is exceptional, but not even necessarily for the fish tanks. It is a complete pedagogical experience concerning the oceans of the world, but also the coastal areas, pollution, sustainable resources and the future of the seas. I'm sure that all of the teachers of northern France and most of Belgium dream of taking their classes there. In any case, there were plenty of classes on the day that I visited.
I have taken better aquarium photos in the past, but I will nevertheless present a number of them here.
This tank had artificial waves crashing on top to give the fish a more authentic environment.
We were also presented with some of the underwater debris in the ocean, both beneficial and harmful.
because visiting an aquarium is generally not the first thing that is placed on the agenda when travelling in a foreign country.
I know I am odd but often it is one of my first things to check out when I am visiting another city; if I cant get into the water then the next best thing is to see an aquarium and I think they play such an important part in educating us ; so of course huge kudos to the mangrove section. Love the photos bat fish and the sponges . I think that the shark in the pic is fairly harmless despite its appearance - I do wish thy were given a better rep rather than a warning sign.