On Tuesday, Wali Khalid Safir, the mayor of Casablanca inaugurated the construction of a giant aquarium that is estimated to cost around 250 million dirhams and will be one of the largest aquariums in the world
Aquarium Casablanca will be established on an area of 15,000 m2. The aquarium was inspired by the Valencian model which is home to more than 500 species. Each section of the aquarium in Europe will represent different marine ecosystems: the Mediterranean, wetlands, temperate and tropical seas, oceans, Antarctica, the Arctic, and the Red Sea. In addition there will be a Dolphinarium with 24 million litres of water and a depth of 10.5 meters.
It is intended that in the different facilities, visitors will get an explanation on the behaviour and lifestyle of over 45,000 specimens of 500 different species, including dolphins, beluga whales, walruses, sea lions, seals, penguins, turtles, sharks, rays, sawfish, jellyfish, starfish, sea urchins and crustaceans.