Singapore Opens Marine Park
The world’s largest oceanarium has opened at a resort in Singapore. The 20-acre Marine Life Park on Singapore’s Sentosa Island houses more than 100,000 animals representing over 800 different species. The centerpiece is an Open Ocean habitat that can be observed through the world’s largest viewing panel — 118 feet wide and 27 feet tall.
Organizers cite the park’s educational and research programs, while detractors are criticizing a planned exhibit of bottlenose dolphins.