Florida Aquarium - An afternoon with wildlife

November 20, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Have you been to the Florida Aquarium? It's a wonderful place to spend a few hours and it's air conditioned!  Yes, it's a great place to go even when it's too hot or cold outside.  Jim and I went to the Florida Aquarium this past weekend with some friends.  It's been a few years since I have been there, they have added more to the Aquarium - if you haven't been - you should go.  We joined as members, so we can go as much as we would like over the next year and receive discounts at many other places also.  Here's some photographs from our most recent visit.

In the large tanks where the sharks and other sea life swim around, I saw this unusual moment.  I don't think the fish was yelling, but perhaps the blue angelfish was in the other fish's personal space? 

 

If you visit on a beautiful sunny afternoon, the fish in the large tanks are often well lit.  This school of fish swam past the front of the aquarium as we watched.  They offer some benches to sit down and relax while watching the fish swim around for those looking to stay a while.

Most people visit the aquarium thinking it is all about fish.  True, there are many different types of fish - but there are other things to view also.  This sea turtle is swimming around with the sharks, fish and stingrays.  This looks like a loggerhead sea turtle (please correct me if you find I am incorrect).

They have an area of the aquarium that is dedicated to the wildlife in Florida.  This includes fish, turtles, birds, and otters!  I love to watch the otters - I've seen them in the wild at two different locations close to home.  This one is swimming around his tank at a fast rate, try to capture this on your camera (or phone) next time you're there - takes a little patience.

Anyone want to guess what this is?  I didn't write it down, but it's not from Florida!

Until next time.....

 

 


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