After a week of sickness and ailments, I am back with a fervor!
Today I’m gonna share about a place that both Sara and I were very excited to go to when I planned a visit to LA – Aquarium of the Pacific. The visit to the aquarium turned to be such a treat especially when I learned that we’d get a behind-the-scenes tour! I was so excited to see how an aquarium operates, but before that, we saw some fishies:
I was thrilled to find out that the aquarium’s theme of the year was Jellies. Fan-tastic, cause jellyfish are one of my favorite sea animals. They are mesmerizing, eccentric, and beautiful. Apparently this baby thought so too:
And then it was time for our behind-the-scenes tour. We actually got to ride up to to the third floor and see the aquarium’s gigantic tank from the top!
We also witnessed a rare sight – this sea turtle came up for air (once every 2 hours) while we were there!
I was also surprised to see the sting rays breach (?) so often. I always thought they were like fish, unable to “breathe” out of water.
We were given pieces of seaweed to feed the fishies!
We got to see how they made jellyfish food, “incubate” (I forget the correct term) baby fish and sharks until they’re born/hatched, and quarantine new additions to the aquarium. All in all, a VERY cool tour!
I also loved how interactive this aquarium was. We got to touch many things, one of them being jellyfish:
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And sting rays!
Definitely obsessed over the jellyfish:
And finally, one of the coolest jellies that Sara scoured all over the aquarium to show me:
From when I visited @aquariumpacific with @srfletch23: how cool is this species of #jellyfish?! Comb jellies have 8 vertical rows of tiny, hair-like structures that create a shimmering rainbow when they move. #scienceiscool #ourplanet #fantastic_earth #marinelife #discoverearth #planetearth #naturelovers #latergram #animalsofinstagram #seacreatures
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Phew. What a lineup. Which jelly was your favorite?
Where is your favorite aquarium?
Thanks for reading!
P.S. Huge thanks to Sara & her family for bringing me to this aquarium!