After years of declining visitor numbers, Inubosaki Marine Park Aquarium closed its doors in January 2018. At the time, it was not known what had happened to the hundreds of animals that called the attraction home. However, two months later, activists made a disturbing discovery.
Inubosaki Marine Park Aquarium is located in Chōshi, Japan. The coastal town lies to the northeast of the capital, Tokyo, and the aquarium was once a popular tourist attraction. The tsunami of 2011 changed all of that, though.
You see, the almighty waves that were sparked by the Tōhoku earthquake severely affected the region in which Chōshi is situated. And the consequences of the natural disaster were devastating. In fact, the damage was such that it led to a nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant complex – where a trio of reactors went into catastrophic meltdown.