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Akwarium Gdyńskie

Morskiego Instytutu Rybackiego – Państwowego Instytutu Badawczego

Al. Jana Pawła II 1, 81-345 Gdynia

 

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Fauna specimen

Cod (Gadus morhua callarias)

Cod is one of the most important commercial fish in the Baltic Sea. Their population has substantially decreased lately. Therefore, commercial fishing is strictly limited. Such a decrease is mainly caused by the pollution of the Baltic Sea and lack of oxygen at the bottom of the waters where cod usually spawn. The spawn is considered...

European eel (Anquilla anquilla)

The European eel is one of the most famous and mysterious commercial fish. The eels have been living in the exhibition tank of the Museum for about 15 years already. These snake-like fish spend their lives in fresh water and migrate for thousands of kilometres until they reach the central part of the Atlantic, the Sargasso Sea, where they are...

Butterfly fish (Chaetodon sp.)

Butterfly fish are able to peck with their protruding snouts while searching for small invertebrates or coral polyps hidden in deep cracks. Graceful and colourful, butterfly fish have a vertical dark band on their head running through their true eye, making it hard to see. Some species have round, eye-like dots on their flanks. It is believed...

Blue streak cleaner wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus)

Small sanitary blue streak cleaner wrasses feed on parasites of other fishes. They are known as common cleaner fish that set up cleaning stations and attract larger fish to their stations to get cleaned. Large predators like moray eels, groupers or barracudas, are their “patients”, as well. The larger fish not only refrain from...

Black Sea bottle-nosed dolphin (Tursiops truncatus ponticus)

The dolphin belongs to the class of mammals, the suborder of toothed whales. The species representing this suborder can mostly be found in the Black Sea. The dolphin’s length can exceed 2 m and it can reach a weight of 200 kg or more. Despite their weight and length, dolphins can swim at a speed of 45 km/h. The secret of their speed...

California sea lions (Zalophus californianus)

In the Dolphinarium there are a couple of California sea lions living together with the dolphins. The California sea lions were brought to Klaipėda from The Duisburg Zoo, Germany. California sea lions belong to the class of mammals, the order of pinnipeds and the suborder of eared seals. Males can attain a weight of up to 300 kg, while...

Baltic grey seals (Halichoerus grypus macrorhynchus)

Grey seals settled in the Baltic Sea approximately ten thousand years ago. The Baltic grey seal population is listed as an endangered species on the Red Data Books of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden and Russia. Grey seals usually inhabit the borders of the Gulf of Bothnia, Finland and Riga, and the southern...

Common seals (Phoca vitulina)

The largest population of common seals (about 20,000) inhabits the shores of the British Isles. Also, smaller groups inhabit the eastern part of the Atlantic Ocean: the shores of Iceland, Norway, Germany, Denmark and Holland. A separate subspecies of common seal inhabits the northern part of the Baltic Sea. The common seals...

Steller sea lion(Eumetopias jubatus)

The steller sea lion is an endangered species as listed in the Red Data Book of Russia. The largest populations of steller sea lions can be found in the offshore areas of both the Bering Sea and the Okhotsk Sea; smaller numbers of these lions live off the Alaskan coasts and in the Sea of Japan. Males can attain a length of...

Penguins

Penguins are non-flying birds. Their body shape resembles a torpedo able to fly through the water without any resistance. Penguins’ wings have evolved into paddle-shaped flippers used for swimming. Penguins’ toes are united by membranes that assist in steering. A thick layer of perfectly flat and oily feathers...