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“Cute”

Murmansk Oceanarium
Ranked #5 of 58 things to do in Murmansk
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 68°59′41″ с. ш. 33°05′23″ в. д.
Reviewed 16 January 2015

Firstly, in regards to the animals, I believe those are all rescued seals and sea dogs that were injured by the large ships and unable to survive in their natural habitat. They seem to be well-cared for and each one has their own trainer who's responsible for them. I admit the interior is quite dated and a bit gloomy, not having changed much for the past decades. But the show is cute and sweet and children seemed to enjoy it. It's mainly focused on children so my husband and I, without any little one of our own, felt a bit weird, but we were glad to come.

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed 3 October 2014

This place is a shock! The smell is horrible, the water is so dense green and cloudy that you cannot see an animal that is swimming right next to the glass while you are downstairs. This place is basically an entertainment center for young children. The mammals are well trained, but they live in very small pens. The kids probably enjoy the entertainment, but the mammals deserve better living conditions. Be careful not to sit in the first row because you can get splashed with this horrible water.

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

First, the seals were adorable, well trained and seemed well nourished.
But, the facility is depressing. Your first impression is of the fishy smell! The water is dirty green and cloudy, and the tanks are so small for these wonderful animals! There are blow up plastic ocean animals hanging from the ceiling. For American and European guests, it is hard to watch, as this show, and treatment of the animals, is out-dated.
Also, the show takes place up a set of stairs, probably not accessible by wheelchair.

Date of experience: July 2014
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Date of experience: June 2018
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