This is the world’s second biggest fish tank - so big that it’s even been named the Kuroshio Sea. Located in Okinawa, Japan, the aquarium houses an enormous tank that is some ten metres deep, 35 metres wide and 27 metres long. It is home to a dazzling variety of all the species found thriving around Okinawa, including giant soaring manta rays and the world’s biggest fish, the whale shark. The appearance of the main viewing room is dazzling, and the window is so clear that each year millions of visitors can believe, for a moment, that they have stepped into a magical underwater world.
Ann Marie Bone (UK)
Ann Marie Bone is a freelance artist with a passion for vibrant colours. Graduated from Nottingham University in 1983, she lives and works in Dovedale in the beautiful Peak District of Derbyshire, which is a constant inspiration for her painting. Bone paints mainly in oils and acrylic on canvas. Keen member of the worldwide arts website Deviant Art, her landscapes are usually among the most popular for the month under the Landscape category of Traditional Painting.
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