2014/9/24

A Journey to the Antarctic.
A Journey to the Antarctic.

South Building

The South Building exhibit theme is "A Journey to the Antarctic" and is a breeding exhibition that takes you from Nagoya through to the Antarctic cutting across: the seas around Japan, the deep sea gallery, the equatorial ocean, the Australian waterfront, and the Antarctic ocean. Here you can meet the wide variety of organisms that have adapted to each of those very different environments.

Marine life around Japan - Large Kuroshio tank

Marine life around Japan - Large Kuroshio tank
Marine life around Japan - Large Kuroshio tank

Japan's seas : a treasure chest of marine life.
The seas around Japan, where the Japan and Kurile currents meet, is an environment extremely rich in marine habitation. Take a look at this splendid marine abundance and grandeur.

Deep sea gallery

Deep sea gallery
Deep sea gallery

The deep sea wrapped in silence and darkness.
The deep sea floor, which covers roughly two thirds of the earth's surface, is the earth's most extensive biosphere.
Meet the creatures that live in the deep sea, and experience the ocean's mystery and magnificence.

Tropical marine life - Large coral reef tank

Tropical marine life - Large coral reef tank
Tropical marine life - Large coral reef tank

Welcome to the vividly colorful world that stretches across the tropical ocean.
Approximately one fourth of all marine life lives among the extraordinary beauty of coral reefs that spread out like paradise.
The interweaving lives of numerous fish present us with a fascinating ocean drama.

Sea turtle migration tank

Sea turtle migration tank
Sea turtle migration tank

Here you will be introduced to lifespan of a sea turtle and have a chance to get close to the mystery and connectedness of life.
Since humans appeared on the earth, many organisms have disappeared.
Sea turtles are one of many endangered species whose continued survival is in doubt.

Australian freshwater life

Australian freshwater life
Australian freshwater life

Meet a variety of life forms that evolved uniquely.
This exhibit presents a robust ecosystem that evolved uniquely while also preserving aspects of earlier ecosystems.
Animals unique to the continent tell the story of evolution.

Antarctic marine life-penguin encounter

Antarctic marine life-penguin encounter
Antarctic marine life-penguin encounter

Over 95% of Antarctica is covered by thick ice sheets.
In the unique world of known as the Antarctic ecosystem, there are few species of animals but the population of each species is extremely large.
They have developed a powerful life force in order to survive in an extremely cold region.

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