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Den Blå Planet (the blue planet) is the National Aquarium of Denmark (Danmarks Akvarium), located on Amager in Copenhagen.

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The building’s architecture was inspired by the circulating currents of the whirlpool.

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From the entrance, the visitor steps into the vortex of the whirlpool – the round lobby – and is drawn inside the spiral towards the 53 aquariums and installations.

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The ocean tank holds 4 million liters of water and has a tunnel that allows one to see big fishes (sharks and the like) swim above and below.

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The coral reef is of course super colorful and very cheerful indeed.

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I forgot the name of this kind of eel-like fish that has its tail lodged in the sand, while its upper body and head wave about in the waves. Creepy.

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Male sea horses are known to carry their young in their bellies after fertilization, hence appearing pregnant. Look at this dads in the aquarium, the young ones must be heavy, surprised that he does not sink.

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Close-up of another species of sea horse. This species use camouflage to resemble the plants to which it clings to for much of its life.

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Lion fish

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This vortex of fish does not seem to stop, at least for the time we stood there to watch. They remind me of some of us, constantly going around in circles, darting out once in a while to catch our breadth – another form of “rat race”.

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To see some exotic seawater fishes, go to our earlier posts here and here.

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