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New Caledonia Sights

Aquarium des Lagoons Nouvelle Caledonie

  • Route de l'Aquarium
  • Anse Vata Bay
  • Zoo/Aquarium

Updated 12/14/2012

Fodor's Review

Opened in 2007 at a cost of around $18 million, the Aquarium of the Lagoon is a wonderful place to while away a few hours. You can view sea turtles, sharks, stonefish, and the ubiquitous sea snake, along with 150 other species of underwater creatures. The trophy is the nautilus, an ancient mollusk with a hard, spiral shell. The original aquarium (opened in the 1956 and the forerunner to this new building) was the first in the world to display a nautilus in captivity. Exhibits

are arranged with a variety of themes and tanks—freshwater, lagoons, mangroves, coastal, the open sea, and the ocean depths, which is where the nautilus dwells. The fluorescent living corals are a popular display.

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Sight Information

Address:

Route de l'Aquarium, Noumea, New Caledonia

Phone:

687-26–2731

Website: www.aquarium.nc

Sight Details:

  • 1000 CFP
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–5

Updated 12/14/2012

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