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#365 Penguins at Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World - Auckland (New Zealand)

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Antarctic Ice Adventure and Scott Base (formerly Antarctic Encounter) - This exhibit was opened in 1994, and is the first exhibit
encountered by visitors. Visitors can view the aquarium's penguins through glass in their temperature controlled habitat. Visitors then pass through a recreation of the hut used by Captain Robert Falcon Scott during his South Pole expedition in 1912. The aquarium has a colony of king penguins and gentoo penguins, the ride also has other features relating to Antarctica and its exploration.

Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World (now called "Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium") is a public aquarium in Auckland, New Zealand that was
opened in 1985. It was the brainchild of New Zealand marine archeologist and diver Kelly Tarlton (1937–1985). Built in disused sewage storage tanks, the aquarium used a new form of acrylic shaping, which allowed curved tunnels rather than viewing areas with flat panels only, as in previous aquariums. The project is also one of the first to use conveyor belts to slowly move people through the viewing areas.


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