Located in Brindleyplace, Birmingham, England, the National SEA LIFE Centre is a popular aquarium in the city home to a wide variety of marine life. With a long underwater tunnel, the aquarium’s 1 million litre ocean tank contains tropical reef fish, blacktip reef sharks and sea turtles. One of the city’s leading tourist attractions, the National SEA LIFE Centre is an ideal venue for the whole family to visit. Marvel at the vivid marine live through its 360° transparent tunnel, which surrounds you with an underwater ocean setting where sharks and other marine species swim about freely.
The total number of displays here is 55 and includes ‘Claws’ and ‘Kingdom of the Seahorse’. Catch a glimpse of fearsome crustaceans such as giant Japanese spider crabs inside ‘Claws’. The aquarium is also well known for its extensive seahorse breeding programme letting visitors view tanks housing many species of newly reared seahorses. Some of the other displays at the venue include otters, sting rays, sharks, lobsters, green sea turtles, horseshoe crabs and more.
Sensorama 4-D Cinema is the aquarium’s newest attraction which was announced in Easter 2009. In addition to offering 3-D viewing, it lets the audience experience the sensations including smell of the seaweed, salt spray, wind and more. The Good Britain Guide voted the National SEA LIFE Centre as the Warwickshire Family Attraction of the Year and Aquarium of the Year in 2004.
During your visit to this attraction, make it a point to see Asian short clawed otters, black tip reef sharks and moray eels. The aquarium works hard to protect all parts of sea life environs and oceans from pollution, global warming and other factors. Its conservation efforts include breeding, re-homing, seal rescues and a variety of campaigns.
Other attractions in the city of Birmingham include the imposing Alton Towers, Avoncroft Museum, Birchills Canal Museum, Donington Park and many more.
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