Matsesta Microdistrict Aquarium

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Boasting one of the richest collections of marine inhabitants on the Black Sea coast, the Matsesta Aquarium opened in 2005. Besides the traditional aquariums with saltwater and freshwater fish, the aquarium offers several pools with crocodiles, a hippopotamus, penguins, iguanas and animals from the northern seas such as the walrus and several varieties of seal. The real stars of the aquarium, however, are the river otters Ashley and Garry. In 2014, this pair foretold the outcomes of sporting events at the Sochi Olympics! Visitors to the aquarium can also watch sharks, penguins, the crocodile and the hippo being fed, or enjoy one of the daily shows with the walrus and seals.