Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Photo Gallery - Jack the Lizard Wonder World
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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium is located at the west end of Port Bridge. On the other end of the bridge, the icebreaker Fuji is parked. Fuji traveled to Syowa Station (Japanese research station) in Antarctica 18 times from 1965 to 1984.


Urashima-taro doll clock

Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium shows many fish and creatures along the route to Antarctica just as the icebreaker Fuji took. It starts from "Sea of Japan", then "Deep Sea Gallery", "Tropical Marine Life", "Australian Freshwater Life" and "Antarctic Marine Life".

The aquarium leads the research and conservation of the loggerhead sea turtle. Chelonian Research Institute is located outside of the aquarium pavilion. The Institute is free for entrance.

You'll find this in front of the aquarium entrance. This is actually a clock! The doll will come out from shell on the hour and tell the story of Japanese legend "Urashima-taro".

To go to Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, take Meiko-line subway to Nagoyakou (Nagoya Port). About 7 minutes on foot from the station's Exit 3 to the Aquarium.



You are right in front of the huge tanks after going through the ticket gate. "Under the Northern Light" and "Dolphin Pool". Beluga, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Beluga, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

Beluga is also called Sea Canary. They inhabit in the arctic ocean and Sea of Okhotsk.

Beluga, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

Nana was born in July 2007. She was training in eating fish (sandlance) just as her mother does.

Beluga, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

During the beluga training, their keepers explain us a lot about belugas.


Beluga, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Beluga, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Beluga, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium





Bottlenose Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphins, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Bottlenose Dolphins, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Is she looking at me? Bottlenose Dolphins, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium


Bottlenose Dolphins, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium The dolphins swim as if they are fawning on each other. Bottlenose Dolphins, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Do you see the two dolphins are keeping eye contact? Bottlenose Dolphins, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

No trainers, no audiences. It seemed he was practicing the show performance by himself.





Let's start from "See of Japan".



In the Kuroshio tank, you see the Japanese pilchard, the Pacific bluefin tuna, the skipjack tuna, the Japanese Spanish mackerel, the scalloped hammerhead and the copper shark.
The Japanese pilchard, the Pacific bluefin tuna, the skipjack tuna and the Japanese Spanish mackerel, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium The Japanese pilchard and the scalloped hammerhead, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium The scalloped hammerhead swims into the school of the Japanese pilchard. The copper shark, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium The copper shark Japanese pilchard, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium School of Japanese pilchard. The school moves just like a tornado.
The scalloped hammerhead, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium The scalloped hammerhead Japanese pilchard, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Japanese pilchard



Tunnel Aquarium, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Fish swims above you. It is as if you are walking on the bottom of the ocean.



Kagokakidai and the pearl-spot chromis, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Striped one is the kagokakidai (Microcanthus strigatus).
The pearl-spot chromis is swiming above.
Mudskipper, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium The lives on reed beds
Mudskipper
Stone flounder, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium The see around Ise
Stone flounder
Tunnel Aquarium, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium You can see the fish in the tonnel aquarium very close.



The fish which the male get pregnant.
Seaweed pipefish, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium The seaweed pipefish looks like string.
It lives in seagrass beds which is like the shelter to hide from any predators.
Seahorse, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Seahorse and Seaweed pipefish




Gymnothorax berndti, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Y-patterned moray (Gymnothorax berndti) Lionfish, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Lionfish Leopard moray eel, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Leopard moray eel


Barnacle, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Barnacles Octopus, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Octopus Horseshoe crab, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Horseshoe crab Bigfin Reef Squid, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Bigfin Reef Squid



Longtooth grouper, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Longtooth grouper





Deep Sea Gallery


There are some deep trenches around Japan such as Mariana, Izu-Bonin and Japan Trench. There are so many lives where the sun light has never reached on the ocean floor in those trenches.

Lamellibrachia satsuma, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Lamellibrachia satsuma (tube-worms)

Plants can not photosynthesize in the deep sea where the sunlight does not reach. Lemellibrachia has symbionitic bacteria which can create the nutrition from hydrogen sulphide and methane leaking out of the seafloor for the Lamellibrachia. This Lamellibrachia Satsuma was found in Kagoshima Bay at a depth of 82 m.

Bathyalcyon robustum, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Bathyalcyon robustum

The simple cellular colonies are ranged at a depth of 150~600 m in Sagami bay, south west of the Kii Peninsula and the Malay Peninsula.




Japanese lobster, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Japanese lobster (Metanephrops sagamiensis)

The lobsters inhabit at a depth of 300~640 m from Sagami Bay to north east of Taiwan.

Japanese spider crab, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Japanese spider crab

The crab inhabits at the bottom of ocean from off coast of Chiba Pref. to Kagoshima Pref. Full grown crab stretch out to the leg span of more than 3 m. It is the biggest crab of the world.


Crab-beetle, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Crab-beetle (Chionoecetes opilio)

The crab inhabits on the muddy sea bottom at a depth of 150~750 m in the western Pacific Ocean off the coast of the Boso Peninsula to the Indian Ocean.





Sea Turtle Pool

Quite a number of Sea turtles in the North Pacific Ocean are born on the beaches in Japan. After hatching, the baby turtles enter the ocean and start swimming along Kuroshio current across the Pacific Ocean towards California and make a clockwise turn to Hawaii. Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium has studied the biology and the migration of the loggerhead sea turtle.

The special report about the conservation of loggerhead sea turtle is HERE!
The special report about the research with NOAA on the migration route of the loggerhead sea turtle is HERE!

Sea Turtle, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Sea Turtle, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Sea Turtle, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Sea Turtle, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium


Sea Turtle, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Sea Turtle, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Sea Turtle, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Sea Turtle, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium





"Tropical Marine Life"



Emperor angelfish
The emperor angelfish live around coral reef. The juvenile and adult fish looks totally different color.

Emperor angelfish, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Juvenile Emperor angelfish, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Adult




Clownfish and sea anemone are great partners. Fish provides foods to anemone, and anemone protects clownfish from its predators. A sea anemone has a lot of tentacles. A tentacle has a lot of cnidocytes which have function to sting and inject powerful poison. Usually, any fish and creatures do not get close to a sea anemone because of the poison, but clownfish won’t get hurt by anemone. The fish sleeps between the anemone’s tentacles at night.

Bubble-tip anemone and Clownfish, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Bubble-tip anemone and Clownfish Yellow tang, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Yellow tang Clownfish, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Clownfish Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium



Reef stonefish, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Reef stonefish

The dorsal fin has spines which inject venom. The fish are in the sandy areas on the coral reef. If you step on the rockfish with your bare foot accidently, you will be paralytic and dead. The reef rockfish is the most venomous fish of the world.

Striped Shrimpfish and Deadema setosum, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Striped Shrimpfish and Deadema setosum

Diadema setosum has a sea urchin which has very long sharp spines. Shrimpfish has long thin flat body. When predators come, the fish swims in between the spines of the sea urchin.



Randall's prawn-goby, Port of Nagoya Publick Aquarium Randall's prawn-goby

Shrimp makes a burrow to live in the sand and have a goby as her room mate. When any predators appear, the goby shakes the body quickly to tell the shrimp which has poor eye visions to get in to the burrow.



Under the sea tunnel, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Under the sea tunnel

The huge tank keeps 140 different kinds of fish. 3,000 fish swims around the coral reef.

Pennant coralfish, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Pennant coralfish Pearl-spot chromis, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Pearl-spot chromis Under the sea tunnel, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Oriental butterflyfish, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Oriental butterflyfish Giant grouper, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Giant grouper



Batfish, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Batfish Under the sea Tunnel, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Snapper, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Snapper Blue tang, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Blue tang



Humphead wrasse, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Humphead wrasse Surgeonfish, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Surgeonfish Blue-dash Fusilier and Spotted eagle ray, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Blue-dash Fusilier and Spotted eagle ray





"Australian Freshwater Life"

The environment around the fresh water rivers in Queensland in Australia is recreated in the tank.

The Pig-nosed Turtle, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium succeeded in having the Pig-nosed Turtle breeding in captivity. The Pig-nosed Turtle, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium The Pig-nosed Turtle Arowana, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Arowana





"Antarctic Marine Life"


Penguin Pool, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Penguin Pool. The temperature inside is always -2°C. Penguin Pool, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

The Emperor Penguin, The Chinstrap Penguin, The Adélie Penguin and the Gentoo Penguin live here.

The Gentoo Penguin, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium The Gentoo Penguin is waddling.

The penguins swim as if a birds fly in the sky.

Penguin, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Penguin, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Penguin, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Penguin, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium