The Primorsky “Aquarium”

Primorsky Aquarium does not need advertising. The history of its construction has been an advertisement – as has the story of when the presidents of three countries were among its first visitors.

Each exposition has its own “stars” – Baikal seals Businka and Tuchka; northern ‘sea cats’ (seals); a nondescript tree frog, which was brought to aquarium staff after being found in a container with car parts that came from Japan; an Amur Siberian sturgeon, which grows up to 4 meters; white-bellied stingrays sailing over the heads of visitors…

In addition, there are two exhibits that require special attention, but most visitors pass them quickly by. One is a memorial plaque to animals who went extinct on earth at the hands of humans. The other is a huge glowing globe, like a magic ball that shows how our planet has changed over billions of years. Try finding Eurasia and Russia, Japanese islands, or America on it. There people have no place; there is only sea. A sea of water…