Dozens of species of marine and freshwater fish found in the northern part of the Sea of Japan, became the new inhabitants of the scientific and adaptive body oceanarium on Russian Island in Vladivostok, said on Thursday the Primorsky Territory Administration.
Aquarium of the Pacific on the Russian island, built in Vladivostok in preparation for the APEC Summit 2012, to become one of the largest such facilities in the world. Its area is more than 30 thousand square meters. It can accommodate 15-18 thousand individuals of 500-600 species of living organisms that live in different seas and oceans of the planet, as well as in the Amur River, Lake Baikal and Hank.
"Scientific and adaptive body is currently running in test mode, it satisfies the tests of life support systems. Soon scientific adaptive housing will be given to scientists finally, but now it appeared the first inhabitants," — said in a statement.
For its launch systems science and adaptive body caught by a number of marine fish species common to the northern part of the Sea of Japan. This saffron cod, smelt, and the Japanese starry flounder, sculpin sculpin, mohnatogolovaya dog, brown and golden sea ruffs, as well as the famous fugu fish, which comes into the waters of Primorye in the summer.
In addition, earlier in the aquarium were brought sturgeons: starlet, Amur sturgeon and Kaluga. Besides these, in the aquarium tanks running freshwater fish — speckled horse, bleak, Khankaysky vostrobryushka, zheltoschek, snakehead, gudgeon, laziness and spiny bitterling.
"There is also in beta contains several species of invertebrates from the Gulf of Peter the Great: black sea urchin, shrimp, sea cucumbers, jellyfish, octopus, various types of sea stars, crabs, and clams. Example, in June to conduct research purchased 50 copies of the Kamchatka crabs Strigunov 80 copies, and five species of small species of crabs Coastal Sea of Japan ", — stated in the release.
Another pride of scientific adaptive housing are four of Baikal seals (seal), which brought to the aquarium at the beginning of this year. During that time they have grown accustomed and well. This kind of unique in that it lives in fresh water.