Sunday, February 19, 2012

Bergen Aquarium, Bergen Norway

The large aquarium at the Nordnes peninsula in Bergen, Norway has, since it was opened in 1960 been one of the city's main attractions. Here you find fish, reptiles, marine mammals, and penguins from different climates, as these tropical fish that plays among sea anemones in warm water.

Here are a few highlights from Bergen Aquarium, showing the diversity of species living at the aquarium.

The penguins of the aquarium warming each other during the harsh winter of 2008
The tough life of a penguin deserves a good rest
The Atlantic Seawolf (Anarhichas lupus) has strong teeth in order for it to feed on hardshell mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms
A flatfish rests on sand in one of the large fish tank
A brown crab (Cancer pagurus) is following a giant red king crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus)
A Norway lobster, Dublin Bay prawn (Nephrops norvegicus) lives in north-eastern Atlantic Ocean, and parts of the Mediterranean Sea
A giant lizzard resting on a branch of a tree
The aquarium is the home of several crocodiles including Samson the Nile crocodile and his two wives
The tiger python can grow to up to 7 meters or over 20 feet.

Address:
Bergen Aquarium
Nordnesbakken 4
5005 Bergen
Phone: +47 40 10 24 20
E-mail: post@akvariet.no
Website in English: http://akvariet.no/index.php/forside/137


Vis Bergen and Surrounding areas 2007-2009 i et større kart

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