ABQ BioPark Aquarium

The ABQ Biopark Aquarium, situated in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States is a facility of the Albuquerque Biological Park and is located next door to the Rio Grande Botanic Garden. The ABQ Biopark Aquarium exhibits Gulf of Mexico and South Pacific saltwater types from a variety of habitats, including surf zone, shallow waters, coral reefs, open ocean and deep ocean.

The emphasize of the aquarium is a 285,000 U.S. gal (1,080,000 l) shark tank with a 38-foot (12 m)-wide, 9-foot (2.7 m)-high, 8-inch (200 mm)-thick acrylic viewing window. Jellies: Aliens of the Sea, featuring moon jellies and Japanese sea nettles, and the Pacific Coral Reef Tunnel are popular with aquarium visitors. The South Pacific Gallery features seahorses, pipefishes, and colorfully patterned reef fish. 

The Rio Grande at Central Bridge exhibit in the aquarium lobby provides visitors an opportunity to compare the sort of fish that lived in the Albuquerque reach of the Rio Grande 100 years ago and those discovered today. The Shark/Ray Encounter enables guests to have a guided, up-close experience with bamboo sharks and stingrays.

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