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Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium
Place : Vizhinjam
Location : Trivandrum
Last Updated : Jan 11, 2013 04:47:44 PM
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Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, which was established in 1997, is situated at Vizhinjam, which is an important fishing port in Kerala. This aquarium showcases the rarest species of invertebrates and ornamental fish in the world. Managed by the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), this aquarium houses crabs, squirrelfish, moon wrasse, clownfish and butterfly fish.

 

Visitors to the aquarium can also see lionfish, giant turtles, surgeonfish, triggerfish, piranhas and sharks. This aquarium has a pearl oyster, which can transform a mould of shell cement into a pearl by using the Image Pearl Production Technique. The aquarium is located around 1.3 km away from Kovalam, near Theatre Junction, and can be reached within 3 minutes.  

 

Timing:  9 am – 6 pm

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