Krabi’s Aquarium in Krabi

A visit to Krabi’s Aquarium in Krabi, Thailand makes for a great family outing

A visit to Krabi’s Aquarium in Krabi, Thailand is a great place to go for a family outing. The outdoor aquarium is part of Thailand’s Coastal Resource Management Unit, located at the Department of Fisheries in Ao Nam Mao.

The Center’s main objective is to breed endangered species in their own protected saltwater lakes for the purposes of research and conservation. Many of the fish that are bred there are released back to the Andaman Sea to raise specific fish populations, many of which were over-fished, or decimated by the 2004 tsunami.

The environmentally focused Center breeds some species to sell to fish farming hatcheries and fish stores to reduce the practice of catching them naturally in the sea, which can further reduce their numbers.

Krabi Aquarium Boasts Many Fish Species

The fish population is constantly changing at the Krabi Aquarium, depending upon what fish needs breeding. However, there is a large variety of marine life and the children and adults love the orange, black and white anemone clownfish, as seen in the popular movie “Finding Nemo”.

The variety of marine life at the aquarium can include different types of sharks (like the leopard and black tip reef sharks), angelfish, huge giant grouper, Clark’s anemones, yellow skunk anemone fish, cuttlefish, seahorses, Cardinal fish, the Bengal sergeant fish, and turtles.

In addition to the saltwater lakes, there is also an observation deck with many large pools containing different marine species that makes for easy viewing.

There is no entrance fee to the aquarium, so you are free to wonder about at your leisure. The only drawback is the signage and information is not in English. It would be a good idea to do a little prior research to learn about the different fish and marine life that are indigenous to the region.

A trip to the Krabi Aquarium provides an excellent opportunity for` children, their parents, and others can learn about marine fish, (common, rare, and new breeds), about economic fish hatcheries, and about the importance of conserving and sustaining natural marine sea life.

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