The worlds biggest fish and one of the world biggest water tanks combined, makes for a spectacular sight at Atlanta’s Georgia Aquarium. The Ocean Voyager tank is a massive 23.85 million litre / 6.3 million gallon tank and contains a multitude of sea life including Manta Rays and gigantic Whale Sharks.
When the Whale Sharks first come into sight it is hard to wipe the grin from you face (luckily there is no need to!). The Georgia Aquarium has 4 Whale Sharks. They can grow up to around 12 metres /40 feet in length but currently the ones here are about half that size though! Regardless they are still huge!
The main viewing window into Ocean Voyager is 7 metres / 23 feet tall, 18.6 metres / 61 feet wide and 0.6 metres / 2 feet thick. This makes it the second largest viewing window in the world and an impressive sight indeed (I believe the largest is in Dubai, but the largest overall aquarium was the one in Georgia until just after my recent visit when an even bigger one opened in China)!
I probably spent at least half my time at the aquarium just watching the Whale Sharks and other fish pass by in Ocean Voyager. There is much more to see but they are hard pressed to top this.
These mighty fish were the main reason for my visit to Atlanta and I was not disappointed in seeing them. You cant help but be impressed by the overall scale of these magnificent creatures and the Ocean Voyager itself.