Akwarium Gdynskie

There are not many tanks of living species at Gdynia aquarium, but what they have
is well presented and very well maintained. This is a little gem and well worth a visit.

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The aquarium is at the end of Jana Pawla II, on the southern pier in Gdynia. It takes about 15 – 20 minutes to walk from the train
station, along 10 Lutego, a wide street with shops and restaurants. There are several museum ships on the opposite side of the pier.

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There are four levels, and it is recommended to take the lift to the 2nd floor. There are clear signs and an audio presentation.

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This is the Education Chamber on the second floor. The Baltic Chamber on the third floor had a huge model
of the Baltic Sea region with natural light through picture windows, but we were late and it was dark outside.

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Some of the displays in the Education Chamber, fish from the Baltic Sea and the polar region of the Atlantic.

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The tropical fish tanks next to the Education Chamber.

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A tank of electric eels.

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The Axolotl or Mexican salamander, Ambystoma mexicanus, is not a fish but an amphibian. It can stay underwater and has external gills.

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Display on the landing between the second and third floor.

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Between first and second floors.

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First floor exhibits, with a tank of jelly fish that gently moved around the clock.

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First floor tank with tropical fish.

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Some tanks were full of living coral.

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Razor fish, Aeoliscus strigatus. They can hide among the spines in sea urchins.

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One of several nautilus, kept in a very dark tank.

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A cuttle fish.

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Tank with living coral. The coral displays were very impressive.

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Protopalythoa sp.,  Zoanthus?

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First floor exhibit

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Tank with Selene vomer, called Lookdown fish because their head shape makes it look as if they are looking down.

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Tank with sturgeon

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Stone fish

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Lion fish

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Star fish and sea anemones

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Ground floor display, Amazonias

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Piranha

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Amazonian catfish

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The exit has displays of sea shells, to the right, and a small gift shop.

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On the pier opposite the aquarium is a replica of an old sailing ship, possible to book for events.

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Some features on the ship are rather modern, like the rubber dinghy in the stern of the ship.

2 thoughts on “Akwarium Gdynskie

    • Gdynia (formerly Danzig) is on the east coast of Poland. The town centre is a short bus transfer from the ferry terminal. One of the best holidays one can make from southern Sweden is to take the overnight ferry from Karlskrona, spend a day in Poland and take the night ferry home again. One has a full day in the region and the railway station sells a 1 day transport pass valid in Gdynia, Sopot (beaches) and Gdansk (historic old city). See the page on Gdansk under Travel. Come over and we can do this together.

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