Falling in Love Again with the Sydney Aquarium

Falling in Love Again with the Sydney Aquarium
Last Saturday I spent my morning at the Sydney aquarium. I hadn’t visited for years, but the newest residents, the dugongs, lured me back. The dugongs are Pig and Waru, two orphaned sea cows who came from Sea World on the Gold Coast. Before meeting them I felt dugongs were like ugly dolphins, but it didn’t take long before they won me over. There’s such a beautiful gentleness about these creatures. They’re playful, and surprisingly graceful as they float through the water. You get the feeling...
February 4th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 1
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The Ocean’s Ultimate Predators… The Sharks!

The Ocean’s Ultimate Predators… The Sharks!
Take a drive up the coast to Long Beach to visit the aquarium of the Pacific. About 90 minutes away from San Diego, venture through the hands on exhibits and come face to face with sharks!   Looking through a viewing window into the large shark exhibit, guests will be able to come nose-to-nose with sand tiger, sandbar, nurse, whitetip, and many other striking sharks. Daily presentations and feedings will showcase the power and beauty of these remarkable predators. Zebra, bamboo, and epaulette sharks...
December 21st, 2009 | Pam Nagata | Read More | Comments: 0
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Celebrate Seattle Hawaiian-Style at Seattle Aquarium

Celebrate Seattle Hawaiian-Style at Seattle Aquarium
I’m just back from a quick trip to Hawaii,and upon returning found out about the new “Only in Hawaii” fish and coral exhibit at the Seattle aquarium.  Designed to provide in depth information about the Pacific Ocean’s coral eco-systems, environmental sustainability and marine sanctuaries in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. the exhibit will be part of the Pacific Coral Reef exhibit.  It opens Monday, October 26th. To celebrate the opening of the exhibit, the aquarium is hosting a special...
October 21st, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
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The Downtown Aquarium in Denver

Have you made a trip to the Downtown aquarium in Denver? It’s the perfect afternoon outing for when it is way too hot outside to do much of anything. We made a trip there a couple of months ago and the whole family had a great time. The Exhibits The aquarium has several different exhibits which include North America, In the Desert, Under the Sea, At the Wharf and more! You can read about the different exhibits and what they have to offer here. Besides just looking at the animals, you can also...
June 23rd, 2009 | thedenverguide | Read More | Comments: 2
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Light up the Holidays with Zoolights

One of the brightest spots during the holiday season is the Point Defiance Zoo and aquarium and the annual Zoolights exhibit. Zoolights is a huge holiday light display, with more than half a million lights.  You’ll ooooh and aaaaah at over 70 displays with over 27 miles of lights arranged in traditional holiday displays, along with zoo and aquarium themed displays and local ones. Wear warm clothes, as the nights are getting colder and I know you’ll want to spend some talking walking among...
December 10th, 2008 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
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