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Aquarium of Rhodes

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Hydrobiological Station of Rhodes

Museum, Cultural heritage RODOS , DODEKANISSOS , GREECE
(Est. 1937)
Kos Street 85100 RODOS , DODEKANISSOS , GREECE
Tel.: +30 22410 27308, 78320 , Fax: +30 22410 78321
Opening hours:
01Apr - 31Oct Mon-Sun, 0900-2030
01Nov - 31Mar Mon-Sun, 0900-1630

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Aquarium of Rhodes - Overview

  The building of the Hydrobiological Station of Rhodes was built during the period 1934-36. In 1937, under the Italian rule, it operated as the Reale Istituto di Ricerce Biologiche di Rodi, until 1945, when, after the union of the Dodecanese with Greece, it was renamed "Hellenic Hydrobiological Institute" and operated under the supervision of the Academy of Athens.
  Today, the Hydrobiological Station of Rhodes operates as a Museum and Aquarium as well as a research centre, and belongs to the National Centre of Marine Research. The aim of the Hydrobiological Station of Rhodes is the preservation and display of embalmed and living creatures of the Mediterranean sea. In the aquarium the visitors can admire specimens of anthozoa, molluscs (gasteropods and cephalopods), species of the crab family, echinoderms, and fish of the following families: Dasyatidae, Mullidae, Sparidea, Centrachantidae, Labridae, Scaridae, Siganidae, Mugilidae, Scopaenidae, Triglidae, Balistidae, Monacanthidae, as well as sea turtles. In the Museum are also displayed exhibits such as various kinds of sharks and other fish, sea turtles, toothed whales (Odontoceti) and Mediterranean monk seals.
  Thanks to the research facilities of the Hydrobiological Station of Rhodes and the National Centre of Marine Research, the Station runs research programmes, covering every aspect of oceanogrphy in the area of the Dodecanese. It thus functions as a model research unit in the Mediterranean.

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