Umigataru, the Museum of Aquatic Life in Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture, will be open all year round.
A New Year’s event will be held from Tuesday, January 28 to Sunday, January 31, 2012. In honor of the Chinese zodiac sign “tiger,” “tiger divers” wearing tiger headgear will appear in the large aquarium to feed the fish and bottlenose dolphins as a New Year’s gift. In addition, the ” January Monthly Tank” will display creatures associated with the “tiger.
Give Tiger! Eat Tiger! “Tiger Diver.”
Period: January 1 (Saturday) – January 10 (Monday, holiday)
Location: Sea turtle tank, Dolphin Hall, 2nd floor
Time (all days): 12:30 / 14:00
Divers dressed as tigers will swim all around the “Umigatari Large Aquarium” and present squid as bait to the creatures underwater. In addition to the special New Year’s jelly, the bottlenose dolphins will be given fish such as tai and yellowtail. It will be interesting to see how the creatures react to the unusual bait!
Period: December 28 (Monday) – January 30 (Sunday), 2022
Location: In front of the 2nd floor Furendo Pool
On display will be the “red-striped spiny lobster” with its auspicious red-and-white pattern, and the “tiger moray eel” named after the Chinese zodiac sign for 2022.
In addition, there will be an original ema boom in the exhibition area where visitors can pray for their wishes for the New Year.
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