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Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World

Kelly Tarltons Underwater World
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NameKelly Tarlton's Underwater World
Date opened1985
Location23 Tamaki Drive, Orakei, Auckland, New Zealand
Number of animals1500+
Number of species50+
Major exhibitsAntarctic Encounter, Underwater World (Oceanarium), Stingray Bay

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Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World is a public aquarium in Auckland, New Zealand that was opened in 1985. It was the brainchild of New Zealand marine archeologist and diver Kelly Tarlton (1937 1985). Built in disused sewage storage tanks, the aquarium used a new form of acrylic shaping, which allowed curved tunnels rather than viewing areas with flat panels only, as in previous aquariums. The project is also one of the first to use conveyor belts to slowly move people through the viewing areas.

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