This week saw the opening of a new aquarium in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria called Poema del Mar, and is open from 9.00 until 18.00 each day, so that visitors can learn more about marine biodiversity.
Ticket prices are 25 euros for adults and 17.50 euros for children, but Canary Islands’ residents can enjoy reduced prices of 18 euros for adults and 13 euros for children under the age of 11 years. Children under the age of 4 years have free access.
This new aquarium is owned by the Tenerife company, Loro Parque, and has issued a press release that says “The aquarium highlights the company’s firm commitment to innovation, conservation of biodiversity and excellence in sustainable tourism. This will reinforce the strategic importance of Gran Canaria as a top tourist destination, and to inform visitors about the marine diversity of the Canary Islands.”
The Poema de Mar aims to concentrate its efforts on conservation of Atlantic marine life in coordination with the Loro Parque Fundacion. However, visitors to this aquarium will discover three different zones of marine surface ecosystems, deep marine ecosystems and freshwater species.
The tour begins by immersing visitors in the first section called La Jungla, which reproduces different landscapes in a tribute to five continents. The second section is called Arrecife and visitors are able to walk around a huge cylinder that exhibits a great variety of coral and fish in many colours. The tour ends with the Deep Sea section that displays the deepest ocean areas, and visitors will view this section through the largest curved window display that exists in the world, claims the press release.
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