Museo-Acuario Aula del Mar, Malaga

Museo-Acuario Aula del Mar, Malaga

The aquarium and marine museum of Malaga showcases a variety of species native to the Alboran Sea that stretches from Gibraltar to Cabo de Gata in Almeria. The museum was established to educate the public about the marine life surrounding Malaga.

The museum opened in 1990 with more than 30 tanks showcasing different species of marine life. The tanks have a capacity of 50,000 liters. The aquarium consists of reproductions of the natural habitat of over 500 marine animals like underwater sea beds and grottos. There is a section devoted to sharks and other invertebrates and a turtle patio with turtles of all sizes. Other exhibits include ships, scale models and fishing equipment.

The Sea Club at the facility consisting of marine biologists, divers, fishermen and students as members hosts seminars and conferences on the protection of the diversity of marine life. There is a projection room where audio visual programs on marine life are held. The facility has a marine hospital run by an organization called CREMA. The purpose of the organization is to rehabilitate endangered marine species along the coastline of Malaga. The hospital treats injured turtles and dolphins regularly.

Visitors can learn about the marine biological wealth of the Alborain Sea while visiting the museum. Explanations are available in Spanish and English for their convenience.

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Sight Name: Museo-Acuario Aula del Mar
Sight Location: Malaga, Spain
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Museums Walking Tour in Malaga, Part I  

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