Imagine witnessing any shape you can think of being implanted into the centre of a beautiful oyster, resulting in the formation of a brand new pearl. The Image Pearl Technique at Vizhinjam Maritime Aquarium does exactly that using shell cement. Officially known as the Sagarika Marine Research Aquarium, it is situated about 2 km from Kovalam on a natural port that is among the busiest in the district.

One can see a variety of species here. Angelfish, clown fish,seahorses, box fish, cow fish, eels and wrasses are among the exotic beings seen here. A reef tank with an assortment of corals is yet another attraction here. One also gets a close look at some of the mysteries of marine life at this unique destination.

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