Tuesday, August 4, 2009

One fish. Two fish.

I went to the Georgia Aquarium last Saturday as part of a fabulous weekend trip. I have been hearing about this place for many years ... well, as many years as it has been open. At one point it was so prestigious, there was a waiting list to get tickets.

Jellies!! They look very puffy and soft. Don't let them fool you.

This lion fish seems to be all about business. His business is very somber. I did a little research on this guy because he looked so interesting. It turns out that he is quite poisonous.

Here you can see people moving on the people mover. It was very nice not to have to walk while trying to coordinate the task of looking overhead into the huge saltwater tank and taking pictures. Those three things at once could have proven to be too much for me :)

This school of fish came right on over to pose.

The whale shark looms in the background behind all the little dudes.

What is this strange specimen??? Oh, just a human.

We made it through the tunnel and found some sea anemone.

Oooh, look at the weedy sea dragons. I couldn't get any good pictures of the seahorses because the tank was too dark. These might be just as cool anyway.

Baby beluga in the deep blue sea. The belugas were so graceful. They are very flexible and just swirl around all over the place. I've never seen anything like it.

I'll leave you with this crazy water screen image. We also got to walk through a very interesting Titanic exhibit, but they did not allow any photography. There were many artifacts that have been recovered from the site of the wreck, as well as stories about some of the passengers. They even reconstructed sample rooms of first class, second class, and third class. There were only 2 bathrooms per 700 people in third class. Also, the first class one way tickets cost up to $80,000 when adjusted for inflation.

Coming up ... the remainder of our weekend adventure.

1 comment:

  1. The lion fish just looks depressed, it just doesn't look like he's taking the move from the reefs of the tropical Indo-Pacific to a tank in Atlanta too well.

    Great pics.