The Aquarium and the Black Sea museum in Varna were opened in 1932-the first and the only marine biological station in the country. Hundred of fish species are gathered here: molluscs, actinides, crabs, periwinkles as well as species of the fresh water rivers. A special place is occupied by the natural resources derived from the Black Sea, such as sea salt and petroleum.
The Aquarium is divided into three basic sections and a foyer. Different fish species are represented in the first hall, like sea wolf, grey mullet, sting ray, carp, sturgeon. Marine organismes and shells are in the second hall. There is shown also the oceanography of Black Sea and its history of research.
The third hall comprises some mammals, sea birds and sharks. The tropical fishes in the foyer such as pirania, guppy.
You carn reach the Varna Aquarium and the Black Sea museum by walk from the hotel Plaza. The distance from the city center located Plaza Hotel in Varna is about 500 metres only.