Kochi: The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has opened an opportunity to explore the wonders of the deep sea. CMFRI will be open to the public on Tuesday for the 73rd Founder’s Day celebration.
Apart from the museum, which houses rare collections of marine biodiversity and the marine aquarium that offers views of the marine fish species, the exhibition will also house various laboratories with years of research in the area.
Admission is free. The National Marine Biodiversity Museum is home to more than 1,000 species of fish and marine biodiversity. The largest species of whale shark, sea cow, sunfish, poisonous fish, sea snake, starfish, sea horse, Antarctic krill, penguins, and a variety of conchs are fascinating.
The exhibition will help you to see the precious pearls under the sea and to learn how to distinguish pearls from cultivated oysters. The Marine Aquarium features a variety of marine aquariums, including lion fish, bats and angels.
Various laboratories will also display rare species of fish, scavengers, sharks, crabs and squid. CMFRI prepares for the public the laboratory that uncovers the secrets behind the detection of fish age, jewelery made from fish earrings, a collection of micro-algae that color the sea, fish farming techniques and advanced technologies.