Open Atlantic

The “Open Atlantic” tank is the heart of OZEANEUM’s aquaria. It has a capacity of 2.6 million litres and is the largest aquarium at OZEANEUM. The cylinder-shaped pool is 9 metres deep and has a diameter of 17 metres. You can watch its dwellers from two levels through a huge panoramic window which is 30 centimetres thick in order to withstand the enormous water pressure.

The “Open Atlantic” tank is home to sand tiger shark lady Niki. In 2011, she was transferred from Berlin Zoo since her local aquarium had become too small. From then on she has been splashing about OZEANEUM’s “Open Atlantic” pool along with majestic eagle rays. Watch the synchronous swimming behaviour of schools of Atlantic Spanish mackerels and chub mackerels with hundreds of individuals.

From the lower “bottom of the sea” level you can catch a good view on stingrays, groupers and black seabreams. An original sperm whale skeleton at the pool’s bottom is the favourite resting spot of “Anna” and “Anton” our two big nurse sharks.