Waikiki aquarium in Honolulu is just five minutes walk from Waikiki beach, and close to the zoo.
The lobby of the aquarium with a professional photographer to record your visit if you like. During our
visit, there were many disciplined groups of school children led around by very enthusiastic docents.
Outdoor exhibit of a coral reef with native fish. Waikiki hotels in the background.
The first section is about coral. Some coral look like the giant clams and anemones in other tanks.
The first tank section shows reef fish and reef life.
A large tank contains corals, fish and some giant clams — the large flat flowers are the clams with their shells open.
Giant clams Tridacna gigas look like fleshy flowers.
The turtle tank.
There are several tanks with jellyfish, here lagoon jellyfish Mastigias sp.
Moon jellyfish Aurelia sp. is not harmful to humans.
You can sit and watch a large tank with sharks and large fish.
A second tank room has tanks with reef and tropical fish.
Shark jaw display.
Thornback cowfish Lactoria fornasini.
Long nose hawkfish, Oxycirrhites typus.
Leaf scorpion fish Taenianofus tricanthus.
A tank with tropical fish.
Red discus fish
Arapaima, the largest freshwater fish of Amazonas
The outdoor seal tanks. The seals are are rewarded with fish when they perform.
Baby giant clams in the nursery.
Gift shop jellyfish do not sting!