Close encounters
Sharks, Penguins, Trigons and Jellyfish are just some of the many protagonists of this exciting path. The blue entrance is an immersion in the history and biological evolution of the planet: some tanks host species still surviving after millions of years, such as the great sharks considered living fossils. It is a journey around the world but under the surface of the water! From the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans to the splendid and colorful coral reef of the Red Sea, populated by colorful organisms. All the tanks of the Aquarium reveal wonders! The smaller ones recreate different ecosystems, rich in life and mystery. The Aquarium becomes not only a fascinating place, but an environment of observation and knowledge that allows man a greater contact with the marine world.

Shark tank
The protagonists of the Cattolica Aquarium are the Sharks that can be admired in the large central tank of 700,000 liters of water where bull sharks and nurse sharks live together.
The relationship between man and Condritti has always been balanced despite competition and fear. However, in recent decades many species have been classified at risk due to the increase in the human population, the technological development of fishing and navigation, and environmental degradation.
The characteristics that have allowed sharks to adapt to the evolution of planet earth are the same that make them vulnerable to the negative effects of human action.

Species at risk due to their threatened habitat, the Humboldt penguin species originates from the temperate coasts of Peru and Chile, where temperatures vary between –3 ° C to +24 ° C. The adult specimens reach 60 Cm in height and 5 Kg in weight and can live up to 20 years. They feed mainly on molluscs, sardines and Krill, which hunt within 30 m of depth and always remain in groups.
Sexual maturity occurs between 2 and 7 years and usually form a fixed pair throughout life. They normally lay 2 eggs which are hatched for 42 days by both individuals.
Aloo, Keema, Chapatti, Masala, Bahji, Tikka, Rogan, Josh, Lalla, Babba, Smoking and Yuki, the Humboldt penguins of the Aquarium, come from structures that deal with safeguarding and conservation. They can be recognized from each other by a colored ring.

Jellyfish, mysterious and fascinating organisms that none of us would ever want to meet if not visiting an aquarium, are 90% made of water and have a parachute-shaped body that reaches 40 cm in diameter and a series of stinging tentacles with who catch their prey. In the first four portholes you can follow the life cycle of the Four Leaf Clover Medusa, very common in the Mediterranean. This jellyfish has a soft, gelatinous cup-shaped umbrella, the edge of which appears frayed due to the presence of numerous and short hollow tentacles.
In the last porthole the jellyfish Cassiopeia andromeda, which lives resting on the sandy bottoms of the sea depths and wanders silent without being able to defend itself, because it has no stinging tentacles.

The tactile tub
The Touchpool, or tactile tank, houses several organisms of which the largest are the Trigoni or Dasyatis violacea - so called for their brown-violet coloring tending to black - which can reach a width of 80 cm and a maximum length of 190 cm. The stingrays also live in the Adriatic Sea, feed on jellyfish, squid, crustaceans and fish and, like their relatives sharks, have a cartilaginous skeleton.
Some stingrays housed in the tank were born in the Cattolica Aquarium. Thanks to their docile nature, the public has the opportunity to caress them quietly, under the eyes of the experts, while paying attention to the mouth and tail. In fact, at the end of the tail they have a poisonous sting which is used in case of defense. For safety reasons, the spike is periodically severed in an absolutely painless way.

... and then the YELLOW ENTRANCE - GREEN ENTRANCE - PURPLE ENTRANCE all to be discovered:

Next events near
Sat 03 Apr 2021

The International Cycling Tourism Week at Easter from 11 to 17 April is always a good opportunity to experience exciting adventures by bicycle.

Seven days - every morning a start for discovering trip of the most beautiful spots in the Marches region; seven wonderful tours planned for the participants: the distances are between 80 and 120 km, with breaks for refreshments, to taste many culinary treasures (piadina, DOP ham and salami, homemade cakes by the villagers and wine at will).

"A spurt between Marche and Romagna" with tasting of local specialties.
Mon 24 May 2021
To all dear friends of Fabio,
We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that, by the desire of the sisters Laura and Daniela Filippello, the city of Gabicce Mare organizes the meeting "Fabio Filippello ... at MG, his land of conquest" in his honor every two years.
The 2021 program, from 24 to 30 May, will be full of events: parties, skill competitions and the traditional gala dinner, which will also be attended by the sisters Laura and Daniela. The evening will be an opportunity to remember the most salient and exciting moments of the past.
By December 2020 we will send you the information necessary for the booking.
The traffic police will be, as usual, at the head of the meeting, whose role is and has been fundamental in all these years, the photos depicting Fabio "escorted"

It will be an opportunity to remember the most beautiful years of the dear friend, spent by the sea, in the hills of the Marche-Romagna hinterland, accompanied by music, good wine and typical local gastronomic products.

An affectionate greeting from Laura & Daniela Filippello, Angelo Serra, Letizia Vincenzetti