Inside Jerusalem’s Aquarium. (Isaac Harari/Flash90)

Sealife 850 meters above sea level in the Middle East? Yup, only in Jerusalem!

Israel’s capital is known for its ancient history and rich culture, but now Jerusalem is also home to some of the region’s most diverse forms of marine life.

The Jerusalem Aquarium, the first and largest land-based aquarium in the region, is making waves for its extensive collection of local marine life.

The aquarium includes more than 1,080 species ranging from sharks to seahorses and Israel’s very own Nemo, the “Shoshanat Eilati.”

Get an inside and up-close look!