ocean·​ar·​i·​um | \ ˌō-shə-ˈner-ē-əm How to pronounce oceanarium (audio) \
plural oceanariums or oceanaria\ ˌō-​shə-​ˈner-​ē-​ə How to pronounce oceanaria (audio) \

Definition of oceanarium

: a large marine aquarium

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Discovering traveling oceanariums in Russia was a shock. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, "Neglectful Sanctuaries and Poached Animals: New Report Reveals the Dark Side of Wildlife Tourism," 7 June 2019 Russia is one of only a few countries (Indonesia is another) where traveling oceanariums exist. Natasha Daly, National Geographic, "Suffering unseen: The dark truth behind wildlife tourism," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of oceanarium

1938, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oceanarium

ocean + -arium (after aquarium)

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a usually brief trip or an expedition

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