SpacerSpacerSpacer
Shadow
my I Dream Africa
  Register
     Why Register? Forgot my password
I Dream Africa provides a comprehensive directory of activities, hot spots, top locations etc. in Namibia. Combined with the directory, I Dream Africa also provides tour packages allowing clients to experience Namibia at its best.
Marine Aquarium
Sig shot
4x4 Guided Self Drive
Namibia is a perfect starting po...
4x4 Guided Self Drive
4x4 Self Drive
Namibia is a perfect starting po...
4x4 Self Drive
4x4 Self Drive - Namibian Deserts
Namibia's deserts offer the ...
4x4 Self Drive - Namibian Deserts
Namibia Wild Fishing Challenge
One on one in an epic battle bet...
Namibia Wild Fishing Challenge

Shadow
Shadow
Shadow
Spacer Spacer
Spacer Spacer

Marine Aquarium

Font Size Increase Font Size Decrease Print Page Send to Friend Add to Favorites

Marine Aquarium - Swakopmund

Get a glimpse of Namibian marine life. Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resources / Fisheries Research & Information Centre

Species that may be found in the Aquarium:

Galjoen, West Coast Steenbras, Baardman, Ragged-tooth Shark, Shyshark, Kipfish, African penguin, Cape cormorant, Blacktail, Redfingers, Horse mackerel, Octopus, Green turtle, Pipefish, hermit crab, kelp gull, White pelican, Anemone, Horseshoe sea cucumber, Spotted grunter, Mullet, Spotted gully shark, Blue-spotted ray, Sand shrimp, Crumb-of-bread sponge, Silver kob, Barbel, Houndshark, Eagle, ray, Hawksbill turtle, Three-spot swimming crab, Red crab, Cape fur seal.

Commercial species of Namibia:

Chub mackerel, Horse mackerel, Deepwater hake, Orange roughy, Alfonsino, West Coast Sole, Kingklip, Cape hake, Mako shark, Red crab, Cape rock lobster, anchovy, Pilchard, Mullet, Silver, kob, Monkfish, Swordfish, Snoek, Yellowfin tuna, Blue shark and Cape fur seal.

The National Aquarium opens a window to the wonders of marine life found in the cold Benguela Current off the coast of Southern Africa.

Seawater, drawn from the old jetty, is pumped through a series of filter systems before reaching the exhibition tanks. The main tanks has a holding capacity of 320 000 liters, is 12 m long and 8 m wide. An underwater walk-way allows the visitor to view sharks, rays and fishes from close range. The smaller exhibition tanks house organisms from the inshore waters, mainly found along sandy and rocky beaches.

Numerous information posters line the walls of the Aquarium. Scientific information, regarding the rich resources of Namibia, is simply, yet comprehensively displayed.

The functions of the National Marine Aquarium are to disseminate information about Namibian marine life, to enhance visitors about the sensitivity and complexity of the Benguela System and to serve as a place of recreation for those who merely want to put their feet up and relax.
Feeding takes place each day at 15h00. Fishes in the main tank are fed 8-10 kg of filled hake. Specialized feeds are prepared for the filter-feeders (such as mussels and barnacles) and smaller creatures such as crabs, anemones, starfishes and sea snails.

Spacer
Add to Wish List
Add to Wish List
Spacer
Send Enquiry
Contact Us
Spacer
Send Enquiry
Share this page
Spacer  
   
Spacer  
Spacer Spacer Spacer Spacer Spacer

Random Marine Aquarium Images

Spacer
Inside Aquarium Fish Tank Polyps Scenery
Spacer
View images in Marine Aquarium Gallery
 
Spacer  
Spacer Spacer Spacer
People Who Looked at

People who looked at "Marine Aquarium" also looked at...

Expand People who looked at
 
Spacer  
Spacer Spacer Spacer
Where to Go

Where to Go in and around Swakopmund

Expand Where to Go
 
Spacer  
Spacer Spacer Spacer
Where to Go

Where to Stay in and around Swakopmund

Expand
 
Spacer  
Spacer Spacer Spacer
Where to Go

What to Do in and around Swakopmund

Expand
 
Spacer  
You have 0 items in your wishlist. View all items in your wishlist
Enquire Now
News and Updates
In the Media
Newsletter
Recently Viewed
Top 10
Namibian Hightlights
Preparing for Namibia
Namibian Facts

Shadow
Shadow
Shadow
Spacer Spacer Spacer
   Designed and Developed by ProDG, maintained by iWits Web Development   Terms & Conditions | Disclaimer | Site Map   
Shadow