The first stop and one of the most popular was the touch pools. It was filled with all kinds of sea anemone, sunflower stars, small skate, crab, fish and sea stars. They could touch everything except the fish. They were a bit timid, at first, but they warmed up to it right away!
My mom and I are trying to convince Marco that nothing would bite us or sting us. =)
We moved on to some of the other exhibits and this one really amazed the kids. They thought all of these flat flounder type fish were dead or sleeping. haha
You can't tell in this picture, but this guy was pretty big.
Puffin are always fun to watch.
Hello Mr. Eel. In the words of little Marco, "He looks creepy." haha
Taking a break...
There were two buildings full of exhibits and tanks so we had to go outside to enter the other one. This was our view of one of the piers and one of the cruise ships getting ready to head out.
The otters were so much fun to watch. My mom was amazed at how easily they moved through the water as they played.
This isn't a great shot, but it was a really cool arch that was clear and FILLED with jellyfish. They are the most relaxing things to watch - very, very cool.
Okay...well, I don't know if I'm losing you yet or not, hehe, so I'm going to share the rest in a "part 2".
One thing I want to add is my mom's reaction to all of the fish and creatures we saw. She was amazed by all of the colors, sizes and unique shapes. We both decided (agreed) that God is an amazing artist. His creativity is genius and beyond our wildest imaginations. And to think that He loves us best out of all of His creations. =)
Psalm 8:3 "When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;"
Psalm 8:8 "The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas."
Psalm 8:9 "O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!"