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Coral reefs have existed for over 200 million years. A coral reef grows less than three centimetres a year. At that rate, it takes a very long time for a large reef to form!
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Around 84 species of corals can be found in Hong Kong waters. They grow mainly along the northeast and eastern shores, forming communities in shallow coastal waters.
Your journey at the Grand Aquarium may start at the sunny sea shore but will quickly bring you to the darkest depths of the ocean floor! Before you enter, you'll already be able to hear the power of the ocean as water roars through a blow hole! Vibrant corals undulate as you pass the spectacular coral tank and stroll through a beach adorned with sand sculptures. At the touch pool, children get hands-on experience with sea cucumbers and sea stars as they develop an appreciation for sea life with all 5 senses at an early age! Marvel at the beauty of a solar eclipse before you 'dive' deeper underwater, where bioluminescent creatures glow in the dark and the mysterious shadows of fish flicker by your shoulder! Enter the Reef Tunnel, where you will get a taste of the profoundly beautiful ecosystem surrounding coral reefs. As you descend further around a gigantic swirl tank, look up and admire the schooling milkfish as they glitter like a kaleidoscope of stars! As you walk through the bubble tunnel, remember to peer through the world's largest aquarium dome, which stands at an astounding 5.5m in diameter! Then, take a final dive down into the abyss, where some of the ocean's most bizarre creatures live, before reaching the climax of your journey – an awe-inspiring 13m wide acrylic viewing panel behind which 5,000 fish from over 400 species meet you eye-to-eye!
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