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Another picture from the Park of Nations.

Here you can see the link between the Park and the Oceanarium building on left side.

The Oceanarium in Lisbon, Portugal is an oceanarium dedicated to the ocean. It is located in the Parque das Nações, which was the exhibition grounds for the Expo 98.
The building is the work of the architectural firm Cambridge Seven Associates under the direction of Peter Chermayeff, resembling an Aircraft carrier, and is built in the pier of an internal sea. It is one of the largest aquariums in the world, and has a large collection of marine species — birds, mammals, fishes, cnidaria and other marine organisms.
The exhibition is arranged around four smaller aquaria, displaying the fauna and flora of the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Indian Ocean and of the Antarctic and a large central tank to exhibit species of the open ocean, from sharks and large groupers to tuna fish and small wrasses. Despite its intention of representing the open ocean, it has been criticised by several scientists for grouping together species that would never meet in nature.
The exhibition aquaria can be viewed from several levels to see underwater and coastal habitats.
Visiting this place is really spectacular.

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O Oceanário de Lisboa é um museu de biologia marinha situado no Parque das Nações em Lisboa, Portugal, construído no âmbito da Expo 98.
Este pavilhão, da autoria do arquitecto norte-americano Peter Chermayeff, lembra um porta-aviões e está instalado num cais rodeado de água. É o segundo maior oceanário do mundo (2004) e contém uma impressionante colecção de espécies — aves, mamíferos, peixes e outros habitantes marinhos.
Os habitats escolhidos, pela sua riqueza natural em termos de fauna e flora, foram os seguintes: oceano Antárctico, recife de coral do oceano Índico, costas rochosas do oceano Pacífico e costa dos Açores, no oceano Atlântico.
A principal atracção, para a maior parte dos visitantes, é o grande tanque central, onde coexistem várias espécies de peixes como tubarões, barracudas, raias, atuns e pequenos peixes tropicais. Embora pretenda ser uma representação do oceano aberto, tem sido criticado por vários cientistas pelo facto de juntar espécies pouco relacionadas no mesmo espaço.

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