Ever struggled to identify the name of a fish when visiting an aquarium?

A campaign being held at three aquariums in Japan until the end of November will allow visitors to look up the names of fish and mammals as if they have an encyclopedia at their fingertips.

The offering was made possible by a new app called Linne Lens, which allows users to look up not only basic information such as the names of fish and animals but also details of their native habitats, the risk of their extinction and nearby facilities where the creatures can be seen. The app works by pointing a smartphone at the animal in question.