Japanese Dolphinariums 101: Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

Photo: @neuron29

General Info:

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is a dolphinarium located in Motobu, Japan. You can read more about the conditions their sharks are kept in by reading the article by Koko Photography here.

News And Mentionable Incidents:

  • In 2000, the dolphinarium’s first captive born false killer whale was born, a female named Churu.

  • In 2010, a false killer whale named Kuru pushed itself out of the pool during a show and onto the concrete ground below.

Photo: @kokocousteau