We visited one of our favorite places on New Year’s Eve…….the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
We watched two movies on this visit presented by the marine biologists that work at the Aquarium. The first movie was “Project White Shark” and the second was “Mysteries of the Deep”.
Project White Shark was about all of the new information researchers are learning about white sharks by tagging them, then tracking their behavior. With diligent tracking, they have learned the details of their migration patterns between the San Francisco Bay, Hawaii, and the Cabo San Lucas area with almost exact specificity. It really was fascinating to watch the migration patterns from month to month. And very helpful, I might add. I know which months to avoid taking a dip in the Stinson Beach area, for instance. 🙂
Mysteries of the Deep highlighted some very strange looking creatures that live in the great depths of the ocean. By great depths, I mean the area that does not receive any sunlight whatsoever. Really interesting to learn to about this region. Watching the look of wonder on the kids’ eyes as we viewed these creatures was really fun for Mountain Man and I.
We’re going to make a better effort at stopping to view these movies on our future visits. The presenters stick around at the end for questions, which is always helpful for inquisitive minds.
Here’s a few photos from our visit…
Colorful Fish near the kid’s splash zone…..
The next few photos are from the eel exhibit. We did not see this one five months ago when we visited last. It might be new. Totally cool display of three different types of eels.
Two cute penguins that were kind enough to stop waddling around and pose for me….
A view from the second floor balcony outside of the kid’s splash zone…..
Another great visit to one of our most favorite weekend getaways……. 🙂
what great photos! I love aquariums. those penguins are so adorable!
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Thank you Dara. Aquariums really are the best. I always leave the aquarium wanting to become a certified scuba diver. 🙂 Some day…..