Gdynia Aquarium (Polish: Akwarium Gdyńskie) is located at the South Pier in the very heart of Gdynia. A Modernistic building of the Aquarium offers an amazing view over the Kościuszki Square, Gdynia’s beach and Gdańsk Bay. The Aquarium is also a museum operated by National Marine Fisheries Research Institute as well as a zoo. It was opened as a museum in 1971. Visitors may see extraordinary species of fish, reptiles and amphibians from all over the world. The Aquarium exhibits four main habitats: coral reef, oceanic depths, Amazonian tropics and the Baltic Sea. There are approximately 1,500 specimen, representing 250 various species, living in the Gdynia Aquarium.