I have been to the aquariums in Monterey Bay, Vancouver, Baltimore, Sydney, Camden, Long Beach, Boston, and more. I honestly could just sit and watch fish swim. All Day Long. I love it. I am always on the lookout to learn something new about aquatic life, something I can bring to my science lessons.
Each aquarium has a unique style and experience. The New England Aquarium in Boston has a really unique giant central tank and a giant spiral viewing walkway. Plus adorable penguins! Watching the veterinarians or handlers interact with the penguins there is really fun.
We also went to the Vancouver Aquarium recently and saw this little guy. It seriously was one of the most interesting fish I have ever seen. It is called the Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker. In these photos, you can see the suckers on the left side and the side view of the fish on the right.
The lumpsucker’s lower fins have a special shape that allows the fish to stick to rocks, like a suction cup! They look like adorable little puffer fish and they look very silly when they swim.
What is your favorite aquarium to visit?