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10 of the world's most impressive aquariums

June 24, 2013, 11:18 a.m.
ducks and fish at Shanghai Aquarium

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Shanghai Ocean

This aquarium in Shanghai, China, has more than 1.3 million gallons of water. The headlining exhibit is a 500-foot underwater tunnel passing through habitats including a shark tank, coral reef and kelp forest. Of special interest to aquatic life aficionados is the China Zone, an area where rare and endangered animals from the waters of the Middle Kingdom are housed. Little-seen species like the giant salamander, Chinese sturgeon and Yangtze alligator are on display.