Friday, June 13, 2014

Frozen Fish Anyone?

Here's a new take on fish in aquariums!  Online news outlet CNET recently reported on the Kori no Suizokukan (Ice Aquarium) in Kesennuma, northeastern Japan, which packs about 450 specimens of marine life frozen in large columns of ice bathed in blue light. Visitors are able to see 80 fish species (all frozen) including saury, octopuses, crabs, and skipjack,

Japanese ice aquarium visitor views the frozen fish!
Opened to the public in 2002 in a japanese seafood market, the Ice Aquarium uses flash-freezing technology to preserve fresh fish unloaded in Kesennuma's port on the Pacific Ocean. Inside, the ambient air is a cool minus minus 20 C, and guests have to don parkas to keep warm!

Want more pictures of the Japanese Ice Aquarium? Take a look here.

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