Sunday, January 17, 2010

Georgia Aquarium

Good morning my raviolis. I want tell you about our nice aquarium that we have in Atlanta.  Whenever raviolis come to visit, we take them to our aquarium.  It is always fun and you get to walk under the sea creatures and stand in front of a huge window of sea life.   Here are some pictures of our aquarium. (remember, you can click on them and they will get bigger)

Hundreds of little "golden eye" fishes.  These were no bigger than 2 inches in length and they filled the one tank wall. 

A pair of white Beluga whales.  They swam and played together and would come to where you were viewing them and wave at you.

The sea star tankroom was filled with sea stars.  These three had attached themselves to the glass so we got an excellent view of what they look like.  These starfish or sea stars were as big as a pie pan.  When grandma-ma came back to this tank wall several hours later there were more sea stars attached to the glass.

Pretty jelly fish.  Jellies are one of grandma-ma's favorite sea creatures. She thinks they are very pretty.

This jelly looks very big, but it is not.   It is about the size of your hand and moves very gracefully through the water.

A large "Guitar Shark".  It looks like a guitar, doesn't it?  But it doesn't play music.

Another favorite of grandma-ma's - the Sea Dragon.  A Sea Dragon has great camouflage as this Sea Dragon looks like sea weed but it is really a member of the sea horse family.  Can you find the Sea Dragon?  It is the white sea weed looking creature next to the yellow seaweed.

A sleeping otter.  He is tired from playing all day in the water and is now taking a snooze in the sun.

These are giant Asian crabs.  They are nocturnal creatures.  Nocturnal means they are awake at night while other species are sleeping.  These Asian crabs can grow to be as big as a Volkswagen Beetle car.  Uncle Aaron had a Volkswagen Beetle so he knows how big these crabs can get.  The ones in the picture are about the size of a small kitchen table.  That is big.

I hope you enjoyed this little visit to the Georgia Aquarium with me.  When you come to visit, Grandma-ma will take her raviolis to the Georgia Aquarium and you can see all of the wonderful creatures there for yourself.  Fishie hugs and kisses to you all.  Grandma-ma

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