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Unlike other aquariums, the Ice Aquarium in Japan “uses flash-freezing technology to preserve fresh fish unloaded in Kesennuma’s port on the Pacific Ocean; the ambient air is a cool minus 5 degrees F (minus 20 C), and guests have to don parkas to keep warm.” Click here for more pictures — last picture in gallery shows unrelated ice art from the aquarium’s designer, Okamoto Seihyo.

Some 80 species, including saury, octopuses, crabs and skipjack, are preserved in lifelike poses. The fish and other creatures of the deep seem to be swimming in ice.

[via ToxelCnet]

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