Friday, September 15, 2017

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of our favourite aquariums. It's large with many exhibits and has a good educational and conservation focus. Unlike some aquariums (and zoos) the glass is clean and not all scratched up. (i.e. good for photographs)

I don't normally shoot video, but I wanted to try to capture some of the movement. (shot with my iPhone)

It's nice that the aquarium is right on the water. Out on the bay we could see harbour seals and seabirds, and even a whale going by.

harbor seal & cormorant

sea birds

I just finished reading a book about octopus, squid, and cuttlefish so it was good to see them up close.



We're on our way to Baja to scuba dive so we got to refresh our memory on fish identification. (They even had a Baja exhibit)

Blue tang


clownfish & sea anemone

Colorful anemone:

sea anemone

The aquarium also has a small walk-through aviary for shorebirds. It's always nice being able to get closeups of birds.

Ruddy turnstone

Western snowy plover

A semi-abstract view of the kelp under the aquarium.


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