PHUKET AQUARIUM

Phuket Aquarium is one of the units under the control of the Phuket Marine Biological Center, the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. The aim of the aquarium is to provide knowledge on the diversity of fresh water plants, fish and of coastal and marine life. It is also a source of marine scientific news and information.

The exhibition of underwater life is displayed in tanks which are as beautiful as the natural environment; including sandy beach, rocky shore, coral reef and mangrove habitats.

In the hall, the display is divided into 2 sections, fresh water plants/fish and marine creatures.


  Fresh water plants/fish 
Fresh water plants and fish are displayed in 10 tanks of 5-10 liters, 4 tanks of 3-8 cubic meters. Approximately 20 tons of freshwater is used. There are over 50 species of fresh water plants and fish in the displays, e.g. the electric eel and Amazon cobia, etc.

  Marine Life 
The Andaman Sea is part of the Indian Ocean. Globally, it is one of the most beautiful places and has the most diverse marine life. The display of marine life is made in 22 tanks. The transparent tunnel exhibits the beautiful fishes such as Napoleon wrasse, bluefin trevally, snapper, grouper, butterfly fish, banner fish, etc.


Touch pool:
The pool is inhabited by shallow reef creatures such as sea cucumbers and sea stars. To learn and understand more about these animals, visitors may gently touch these creatures.

(Source: Phuket Aquarium)


The Phuket Aquarium will reopen to the public on April 9 2005, after being closed for renovations and improvements for two and a half years.



Updated 9 April 2005