Aquarium visitors and shoppers in the Dubai Mall were evacuated when a panel in its large aquarium leaked. Six divers went into the tank to work in co-operation with maintenance workers on the outside of the panel, while others mopped up. The leak occurred in one of the panel joints. It was reported that the leak did not impact the aquarium environment or the safety of the aquatic animals. Opened in November 2008, the 10-million-litre aquarium is described as an indoor ocean. It features 85 species totalling 33,000 creatures, including 400 sharks and rays.