Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Monterey Bay Aquarium-things in the water

April 2014

A visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium
No one can resist being mesmerized by the sardine school-they go around and around and around.

We went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium because they just came out with a new exhibit, Tentacles, showcasing octopi, squid, and cuttlefish.  Here comes the cuttlefish!

The octopi generally hang out in a cave, but this guy was out moving around that we got great views of all sides as he passed back and forth a couple times

Spiny lobster

Sand dollars


The Kelp forest
must be something interesting right there

this guy sat in the perfect lighting

not so much this guy

go up to the top and you can see the mechanism that pulses the water to simulate waves

then watch the kelp sway in the 'breeze'

Eels also usually hang out in caves, maybe dinner time?

watch the school move out of the way of the predators

The Deep Ocean


We came back to our favorite spots during the last 30 minutes and no one was around-brilliant.

oh the sunfish-you are just not pretty, but I love you!

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