Oresund Aquarium

The aquarium is part of the Marine Biology Laboratory of Copenhagen University. Their website gives the
opening hours, entrance fees and directions to find it. http://www.oresundsakvariet.ku.dk/english/visit_aquarium/

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Øresund aquarium is small saltwater aquarium with tanks showing marine life in  the region around Helsingborg. Even
if one has visited many aquaria, this collection is special, both the specimens and the arrangements, and one can learn a lot.

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The building is under renovation, but only the outside and it is easy to find the entrance.

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Inside the entrance is a display where children can have a very close look at what can be found on the sea bottom.

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Most of the tanks are in one large room. The entrance is at the end of the corridor.

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There are three larger tanks. All tanks are well kept and labeled with names and descriptions in Danish, German and English.

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All the fish on display are found in the waters just outside the aquarium. This is a Greater weever, Trachinus draco.

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These are Atlantic Wolf fish, Anarhichas lupus, very common in Scandinavian waters.

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Ling, Molva molva

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The underside of a sole

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Cucko wrasse, Labrus birnaculatus.

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Dragonet, Callionymus lyra.

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Grey gunard, Eutrigla gurnadus.

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Snake pipefish, Entelurus aequoreus.

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This tank holds Shaggy mouse nudibranch, a mollusk without a shell. We do not know if we saw them.

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Brittle star, Ophiuriodea.

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Barnacles growing on a ball. Very common in our waters, to the dismay of boat owners.

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This European cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis, is sometimes found in Danish waters.

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Hermit crabs are common.

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A lobster. The aquarium has two, one of them is very, very large.

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The souvenir shop by the entrance door.

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