Coral Reef Gallery

Colorful Underwater World

See, touch and experience marine life around the coral reefs of Churaumi.
Creatures living in Okinawa’s freshwater areas are also exhibited here.

Life in the “inoh”

Life in the “inoh”

See, touch and learn about marine life in Inoh

“Inoh” is Okinawan dialect for shallow water surrounded by coral reef. Here you can see and touch creatures living in the inoh such as starfish and sea cucumbers. All of them can be touched, but be sure to be gentle.

The Coral Sea

The Coral Sea

Large-scale exhibition of various corals

The Coral Sea tank, open at the top, receives strong, direct sunlight. Such extensive cultivation of coral is made possible by utilizing a system that continuously supplies fresh water from the sea right in front of the aquarium. It is quite a sight to see approximately 440 colonies of 80 different kinds of reef-building coral.

The Sea of Tropical Fish

The Sea of Tropical Fish

Reproduction of the actual Okinawan sea with coral reef

We reproduced various aspects of the Okinawan sea with coral reefs: rocky shallows and strong sunlight, beautiful sandy areas and gloomy caves. We keep tropical fish in a near-natural environment.

Coral Reef World

Coral Reef World

Detailed explanation of various creatures in the coral reef

Dangerous fish such as the geography cone and flagtail surgeonfish are introduced by comparing living specimens and models of them.

Coral Reef Gallery

Coral Reef Gallery

Have a close look at each kind of marine life!

Exhibiting various marine creatures living in coral reef in 30 small and large water tanks. Please enjoy each water tank. One has mangroves, another features Japanese lobsters, while some small tanks set in a corner contain small creatures living in coral reef and more.

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