Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Today we were at the National Aquarium. This was set up very nicely. First exhibit was the Australian and the fish that were native there. Very interesting. Also got a look at the rays from above and other big fish in the same tank along with a terrapin that only has three fins. Understand that it had an infection and they had to remove the fin. At least it has a safe place to survive. As we went through the different exhibits, we saw fish, as well as birds, frogs, snakes, and even a monkey from the Rain Forest. There were jelly fish and dolphins that were only separated from us by the glass. At the end of the main exhibit, you walk down the five stories on a ramp that allows you to watch the sharks swim right past you. You could touch them if it weren't for the glass! I was very impressed and really can't pick just one part I liked the best. We spent over three hours going through the aquarium and it was worth it. Once the middle school field trip group went to the dolphin show, we really could take our time and see things that you don't see very often. The jelly fish were cool. Never knew that there were so many types and that as we over fish their predators, the jelly fish thrive and eat all the young of the fish we want to have. The whole experience was very educational and well done.
Tomorrow we will go back to DC and the Natural History Museum.
Now my blog of our vacation is up to date.
Of course, I am really enjoying being with my daughters and granddaughter. I only wish my son could be with us as well.