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10 of the world's most impressive aquariums

By: Josh Lew on June 24, 2013, 11:18 a.m.
beluga at Vancouver Aquarium

Photo: David Davies/Flickr

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The Vancouver Aquarium, in the famous Stanley Park, is more than a tourist attraction: It is a center for research and education and a base for marine conservation in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. Marine inhabitants include beluga whales and Pacific white-sided dolphins, while the above-water habitats are home to sloths, birds, snakes and frogs. The aquarium's professional naturalists interpret the behaviors and authenticate the habitats of the animals living in the aquarium’s exhibits.