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Rodadero Sea Aquarium and Museum
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Front view of the Aquarium from a motorboat
Date opened 1965
Location Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
Coordinates 11°13′01″N 74°14′14″W / 11.216969°N 74.237151°W / 11.216969; -74.237151
Number of animals 805[1]
Memberships IMATA, ACOPAZOA, RNM
Major exhibits Dolphin display and Tairona exhibit.
Website http://www.acuariorodadero.com

The Rodadero Sea Aquarium and Museum (Spanish: Acuario y Museo del Mar del Rodadero) is a public aquarium and maritime museum located in the Inca Inca Cove off the Rodadero beach in Santa Marta, Colombia. It was opened in 1965 by Captain Francisco Ospina Navia[2]. The aquarium is part of the National Network of Museums of Colombia[3] and part of ACOPAZOA, the Colombian branch of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums[1]. Accessible mainly by motorboat, the aquarium has 13 pools with direct connection to the Caribbean Sea, and 15 glass aquaria that contain over 805 animals that include sharks, sea turtles, dolphins, sea lions, crustaceans, fishes and seabirds, 98% of which are native to the area[2].

The Aquarium also contains a museum section that exhibits dissected specimens and nautical equipment, as well as an exhibition that focuses on the pre-columbine culture of the Taironas and their connection to the sea[4].

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  1. ^ a b "Acuario Rodadero" (in English). Colombian Zoo and Aquarium Association. http://www.acopazoa.org/eng/miembro.php?id=9. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  2. ^ a b "Acuario Rodadero" (in Spanish). Colombian Zoo and Aquarium Association. http://www.acopazoa.org/esp/miembro.php?id=9. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  3. ^ "Directorio de museos del Magdalena [Directory of museums of Magdalena]" (in Spanish) (pdf). Red Nacional de Museos. 2009-07-15. http://www.museoscolombianos.gov.co/inbox/files/docs/d1magdalena.pdf. 
  4. ^ "Patrimonio Turístico" (in Spanish). Rodadero Sea Aquarium and Museum. 2008-03-13. http://www.acuariorodadero.com/acerca-de/. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 

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