Lisbon Oceanário – one of the best I’ve visited

by | Mar 16, 2012 | Travel | 0 comments

I have the great opportunity through my job to visit Lisbon, Portugal about once a quarter. Nearly every time I am there, I go to the Lisbon Oceanario. Although I shot this video over a year ago, I wanted to share it because it really shows off what a great public aquarium is capable of in terms of a great variety of exhibits without being too “theme park-ish” (Don’t even let me get on a rant about the GA Aquarium). The architecture of the Oceanário is amazing, the entire inside is barely lit so your eyes really can take in the beauty of all the exhibits. If you ever get to Portugal, I really encourage you to visit this place.

If you just want to jump to the corals, go to 2:50 on the video. Their coral reef tank is insane. Naturally lit with huge corals and gorgeous fish. It is almost as incredible as the one at the aquarium in Waikiki in terms of the maturity of the corals. Hope you enjoy the video – as amateur as it is!

  • Terence Fugazzi

    I come from the far off land of Salt Lake City, Utah where I works as a technology marketer. I am a relatively new saltwater hobbyist having only maintained reef tanks for just over three years. I am also a technology geek at heart. However, in that short time I have gravitated toward the technology side of reefkeeping with my involvement in aquarium controllers and automation.My family and I currently maintain a 210g SPS-heavy mixed reef, and a 135g frag tank in my garage — both controlled by a single Apex Aquacontroller.In March of 2010 I co-founded the Utah Marine Aquarium Society (, a club of reefkeeping enthusiasts. I am extremely passionate about the hobby and even more passionate about helping others enjoy it and, most importantly, to stick with it.I speak nationwide on the topic of marine aquarium automation and have recently spoken at MACNA 2011, Reef-a-Palooza, and MAX. I am also is a technology patent holder and have a background in computer technology that spans over 20 years. I have BS in Computer Science from California State University Northridge.


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