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Informations about the Aquarium

Acquario Mediterraneo dell’Argentario
The Acquario Mediterraneo dell’Argentario (Mediterranean Aquarium of Argentario), founded in 2001, comprises a total of 17 tanks, which hold from 4000 to 20.000 litres of sea water, 50.000 litres in total.
Over 100 Mediterranean species are displayed in realistic habitats from local shorelines to offshore environment, such as: Grouper, Moray, Seahorse, Octopus, Catshark, Dogfish, Lobster, Anthias, Sea bream, Amberjack, Molluscs, Gorgonian, Posidonia and many others.
Also, there is a tropical tank, which was built in 2013, and it shows a coral reef habitat with sea anemones, clown fish, surgeon fish and many others.
A part of the Aquarium is also devoted to underwater photography and to shell and Cetacean bones exhibitions and history of underwater tecnology..

Accademia Mare Ambiente
The Accademia Mare Ambiente (A.M.A.) is a non-profit association, which runs the aquarium and the Centro Didattico di Biologia Marina (Educational Centre on Marine Biology). A.M.A.’s members, most of them volunteers, carry out educational activities for students, such as guided tours of the aquarium and laboratory activity on marine biology. They have an active role in Cetacean Rescue and Scientific Research.

Hours
Summer (1st July – 31st August):
every day 10:30 am-12:30 pm; 5:00 pm-midnight
June and September:
every day 10:30 am-12:30 pm; 4:00-8:00 pm
Winter (1st October – 31st May):
3:00-7:00 pm from Tuesday to Friday
10:30 am-12:30 pm 3:00-7:00 pm Saturday and Sunday
Monday closed

Admission prices
• Adults: € 5
• Seniors (65 and over): € 2
• Children (5 to 12): € 2
• Disabled people: € 2
• Children (4 and under): Free

Guided tours upon request

Address
Acquario Mediterraneo dell’Argentario
Lungomare dei Navigatori, 44
58019 Porto Santo Stefano (Grosseto) – Italy
Tel. and Fax. 0564.815933

For further informations: acquario.argentario@gmail.com

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L’Acquario Mediterraneo dell’Argentario è stato realizzato con l’intento di riprodurre più fedelmente possibile gli ecosistemi più indicativi del litorale della Costa d’Argento. Nell’ambito della fascia costiera, che va da 10 a 50 metri di profondità, sono rappresentati i piani infralitorale e circalitorale, nonché un ambiente con esemplari pelagici; evidenza è data anche alla presenza sempre più frequente in Mediterraneo di specie “lessepsiane”, che si sono introdotte ed acclimatate all’ecosistema Mediterraneo in seguito al taglio del Canale di Suez. L’Acquario Mediterraneo del Centro Didattico di Biologia Marina del Comune di Monte Argentario è dotato di ben 17 vasche di cui 7 panoramiche, che hanno una capienza che va da 2000 a 20.000 litri per un totale di circa 50.000 litri d’acqua di mare. Le vasche contengono centinaia di specie animali e vegetali, come: Cernie, Murene, Cavallucci marini, Polpi, Gattucci, Gattopardi, Aragoste, Anthias, Tanute, Ricciole, Spondili, Gorgonie, Posidonia e molte altre..