The Shark Reef at Madalay Bay

Only a few steps from the blazing heat of the desert you can dive into the deep sea. One of the largest salt water aquariums, the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay houses all kind of deadly creatures. Entering the path that leads downstairs into the dark you pass rare yellow alligators from Thailand, Piranhas from the Amazon river in South America, morays from the coral reefs of the Southern seas and finally all kinds of sharks, nervously crisscrossing their basins, over your heads and only centimetres away, just separated by a thin glass wall.

But the most fascinating creatures are the jellyfish, also deadly with their strings of poisonous tentacles. They are floating up and down inside a circular glass tank, without a brain, or heart, or muscles, consisting of 97% water, still living and being successful since four hundred million years.


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