Oceanarium to come up @ Somnath

The Gujarat government plans to build a “mega oceanarium“ at Somnath, which will likely be the first of it's kind in India. The Gujarat environment and forests department has sanctioned Rs.350 crore for the oceanarium under the World Bank funded Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project.

The state government has allocated 10 acres of land at Somnath which was with the Somnath Temple Trust. The unique features of this proposed oceanarium will be a 270-degree acrylic tunnel, showcasing more than 300 marine species, large aquariums, touch pool shows, sea lion shows and full-fledged marine and coastal research laboratories.

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