Aquariums/Sea Life Centres/Building
March 10, 2007 8:04am CST
Me and my sister were just watching a programme about sharks, we were very interested in the actual programme itself, but my sister came up with a very interesting question, one which we both would like to know the answer to. Basically, on an undersea or underwater aquarium (or that sort of thing) how do they get built? I mean how do they get built without the water getting in the way? Fair enough I suppose that some of them don't have water in to start, then the water's added, but the ones that are actually under the sea itself can't possibly have been drained first. Please help with this problem, thank you.
• United States
10 Mar 07
That is a very good question and wonder myself how the underwater aquarium got built without the water causing problems with the structure. They must have some kind of special equipment that they use to put the structure in place underwater but even then, water would still get in the way. I can not imagine divers going underwater to build these structures since the concrete and other things are very heavy. I hope someone can give a good answer to this topic. :-)
• United Kingdom
11 Mar 07
That is a good question. I am not sure of the answer but I do have an idea of how it might be done. I suppose the divers could get down there and build a basic structure, probably out of fibreglass or something strong like that, then water could be pumped out of that structure, or maybe there is something they take down there which has several layers so people can get in and out but water can't. So then they would have the waterproof thing which they would build inside before removing it once the actual thing is built. Obviously the entrance would ultimately be on land so you don't have to get an entire building underwater.
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