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The Aquarium's 70 tanks reproduce marine and terrestrial habitats from throughout the world and provide a home for more than 6000 animals belonging to 600 different species. While it is first and foremost a tourist attraction, the Aquarium also has a mission to increase public awareness of environmental problems.
The galleon "Neptune", the principal setting for Roman Polanski's film "Pirates" is the fruit of several years' research and hard work. Intended originally as no more than a simple "floating stage", through the impetus given by the film producer Mr Tarak Ammar is turned into an authentic three-master of some size (62 metres long by 16 metres wide) capable of sailing on the high seas at a speed of 5 knots. Building the "Neptune" took two years and cost 8,2 million dollars. The galeon was assembled in Tunisia and launched in march 1985. Carthago films decided to convert the more..
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It is a permanent exhibition with mock-ups illustrating different aspects of seafaring life over the centuries. On display: the 17th-century trader's house, with Flemish and Italian furniture and paintings and books of maps printed in Antwerp; a street of the old Genua with its sefaring craftsmen's shops; a 19th-century shipyard with the carpenter's shop, the drawing room and the offices. Also on display: models, paintings, riggings and instruments. A room devoted to weapons and armours in being arranged.