Kuroshio Sea Video: World's Second-Largest Aquarium Tank

November 14, 2010

Kuroshio Sea Video: World's Second-Largest Aquarium Tank

This is one of those items that may not be directly related to design, but it is inspiring, interesting, and amazing. This video, by Jon Rawlinson has been floating around for a while now (pun perhaps intended), but whenever I want to feel a bit in awe and/or relaxed I find myself watching this video.

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Kuroshio Sea tank is located in Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan, and as the second-largest aquarium tank in the world, holds 7,500-cubic meters (1,981,290 gallons) of water behind a glass panel measuring 8.2 meters by 22.5 meters and 60 centimeters thick. The colors and images are beautiful, and I love the silhouettes of the viewers against the blue of the glass and how small the diver appears in the tank. Removing the ambient noise and pairing the scene with Please Don't Go, by Barcelona, makes the scene a bit magical.

Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at Design.org. I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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