Wednesday Walk: The Museum Of Oceanography

Hello everyone, how are you today?
It's Wednesday again, we meet again in the Wednesday Walk community to share interesting walks around the world. And unlike usual, today I am going to walk you to a special place, which is the Museum of Oceanography in Nha Trang, which is the largest and first oceanographic museum in Vietnam.

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First let me introduce the Museum of Oceanography a bit. It is an Institute for the study of oceanography, marine resources and environment, aquaculture technology, marine flora and fauna, marine physics, meteorology - hydrology and marine dynamics. Today it has also become a place for tourists to broaden their understanding of Vietnam's territorial space, resources and marine environment.

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Nha Trang Oceanographic Museum was established by the French in 1923 with an area of ​​20ha at No. 1, Cau Da, Nha Trang. It was not until 1952 that it was handed over to the Vietnamese to manage. One of the main reasons to place the Museum of Oceanography in Nha Trang is because the coast here is among the deepest in Vietnam and not far from international shipping. Moreover, the sea of Nha Trang has the most marine biodiversity in the country. It has a temperate climate and is the intersection of two hot and cold ocean currents. Therefore it is the most favorable city to nurture, preserve and study the habitat of marine life.

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The Museum of Oceanography includes the following areas: marine species taming area, artificial mangrove forest, natural disaster area, large marine sample area, oceanographic research equipment, non-natural resources object. There is a marine biology museum with over 20,000 specimens of more than 4,000 types of marine and freshwater creatures that have been collected and preserved for many years.


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One of the must-visit places when visiting the Museum of Oceanography is the large specimen area with 3 giant fossil skeletons. The largest skeleton is that of a humpback whale nearly 26m long, 3m high, which has been buried in the ground in the Red River Delta for at least more than 200 years.

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Two of the other three large fossils are a fish skeleton of Cang Hai, 3.5m long, 5m wide, weighing nearly 1 ton.

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And the skeleton of sea cow - a rare marine mammal in danger of extinction.

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In addition to the live specimens raised in glass tanks. The marine specimen set includes species existing in the seas of Vietnam, Cambodia and neighboring waters. Among them are rare and endangered marine animals such as Dugong.

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The museum also introduces the natural features of the East Sea with precious minerals and resources. Environmental landscapes of coastal waters, rich ecosystems such as mangroves, coral reefs, and seagrass beds are also displayed here.

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Besides, the Museum of Oceanography also stores thousands of exhibits including: research works over the decades, research equipment through the periods and the history of Vietnam's fishing industry.

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Coming to the marine diversity display area, we can admire more than 23,000 samples of sea creatures of 5,000 species. Here, the museum also keeps many rare specimens such as sturgeon, king fish, pointed-tailed moon fish, giant clam, seal, and bell fish.

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It also holds evidences showing Vietnam's territorial sovereignty in the East Sea. Below is a map of the East Sea drawn by the Dutch in 1754.

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Nha Trang Oceanographic Museum also owns an outdoor aquarium of 5,000 square meters, including aquariums with more than 300 species of rare and precious marine species such as sharks, rays, eels, groupers, lobsters,sea turtles, corals, etc.

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And my favorite place is the glass house. It is a place to display corals, algae and colorful sea fish. On the blue background of sea water, marine species become shimmering and lively. Therefore, this place is likened to a miniature aquarium.

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Okay I had a very interesting walk around the Museum of Oceanography. I hope you like it too. Thank you for taking the time to read my post. I look forward to your walk. Have a nice Wednesday!



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How long did it take to load 72 images? Easily the most I've seen on a post in '22.

I went looking for a sea cow and found this encyclopedia page claiming it is instinct.

Gorgeous photos. All 72.

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Hi @dandays
Yeah it took me quite long to load all the photos, but I wanted everyone to have as much detail as possible so I didn't skip any photos.
And it's sad to know that the sea cow is extinct. 😥

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Oi nhung con tom voi con ca anh chup dep that day. Em ma di bao tang nay thi se ngam nghia chung mai ma khong muon ve luon. Dep qua la dep

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Anh thì đứng nhìn con tôm hùm, nó cũng nhìn a đắm đuối mà không 2 con không biết làm sao đến được với nhau. 😁

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Haha, khổ quá khộ. Anh nhìn nó với ánh mắt ngưỡng mộ là sao mày đẹp thế hay là nghĩ con này chắc ăn sẽ ngon lắm

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Đây cũng là một địa điểm em được đến hồi thực tập nhận thức năm 2. Em khá thích thú với chú mấy cá ngựa :v, nhìn chúng bơi cứ vui vui sao á 😆

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Haha a cũng thấy buồn cười, nó như mấy đứa sinh viên ngủ gật trong giờ học 😁

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Em nhất trí với ý này của anh, em nhìn thấy mình qua chú cá ngựa haha🤣

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Indeed I like it such an interesting museum sharing so much information about sea life I love it is also involved in trying to protect the sea

Love ced especially seeing all those beautiful fish

And those skeletons are huge

Thanks for joining Wednesday Walk :), I truly enjoy exploring the world virtually each Wednesday seeing walks from all around the globe and feeling I am there and experiencing it all myself, such as I did in your post just now :)

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Thank you very much @tattoodjay
I love this museum too. Normally I go diving to see marine creatures in the ocean, but today I can easily walk around and see so many beautiful beautiful creatures.

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Not quite the same as diving of course but great for when you can’t be out diving

Or fir those who don’t dive

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Yeah it's has been a long time I haven't gone diving for many reasons. So this museum is perfect for me to see marine creatures.

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I like museum, nice view is the aquarium and good photos, thank you.

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Thank you very much @hsidik
I like these kinds of museum too. It's lively and colorful.

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Em cũng đến đây cách đây 6 năm rồi :) , tiếc là không chụp hình được nhiều a ạ 😊

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Hồi xưa đi cho biết còn bây giờ mà đi lại chắc chụp cháy máy em nhỉ @ngothily

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Anh được cái nói đúng 🤣🤣

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hello
What a beauty, I love them, aquariums always give me joy and the seahorse is my favorite
happy wednesday friend

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I love the seahorses too. They look funny. They always look like they're dozing.

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My knowledge increases when I read your post, this is amazing my friend.
thanks for sharing

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Thank you very much friend.
I'm happy that my post helped you something.

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Lovely sharp pictures. Is a pity that some of these beautiful sea creatures are going extinct. Thank God for such wonderful oceanography museum.

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Very interesting @dodovietnam it's amazing how much never ending beauty and species are out in them big oceans great photos showing many species I have never seen before.

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Thank you very much @tinman88
There are many creatures that I have never seen before too. I also learned a lot from this.
Nature is amazing!

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Nice to see them in a big Aquarian but would love to interact with them in the ocean.

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