I went to the Aquarium again. They’d been sending out notices about the opening of the new exhibit, “Tentacles.” Friday was a Members Only Day and I wanted to feel ‘special’ as a member, so I went! Join me, won’t you?
Okay, this is where I share my inner dork. When I first saw this display I was blown away by how fast these squid were swimming. I mean, just look at that stream of bubbles. Then, oh….it’s mechanical. A kid was playing with it. Der. Here’s the real thing. Kinda cute, huh?
Cuttlefish….also kinda cute.
Okay, so the name of the new exhibit is ‘Tentacles’ so obviously the main focus are the octopi. When I was there, they were… sleeping? Well, they were not moving around much anyway. This one had ‘suctioned itself’ onto the viewing glass. Very interesting looking creatures. Not so much cute.
…..a starfish eating. Apparently, when they capture a lot of food and can’t eat it all at once, like this one did, they sort of belch out their stomachs and do the digesting outside their bodies. Ew.
The guides at the Aquarium told me I was lucky to see this because it’s rare. Lucky me!
They said I was exceptionally lucky that day because I also saw a Monk Eel which was much easier on the eyes…
Below is a Sunfish. A really odd looking thing. It’s like a big, rectangular block swimming around.
I think we all recognize this little fella….