10 September 2010

California Day 2 (cont.): Monterey Aquarium

After a morning of birding and watching marine mammals we decided to continue our afternoon with a visit to the Monterey Aquarium. I can't begin to tell you how nice this place is to visit. The tanks are a work of perfection. I loved the ceiling of anchovies, the kelp forest, the scores of jelly tanks, and the fun education sections that drew the children and young at heart in to play and learn. The seahorses were a steal of a show but I was mostly in love with the jellies, these beautiful and varied invertebrates. If you ever have the chance to go to Monterey you must block out at least a couple of hours to take in the aquarium and watch the sea life. You will not be disappointed.


dandypantz said...

At least you saw a taxidermed Black Oystercatcher!

Eva Matthews said...

It was ALIVE! They have a rehab room that is open where the birds can walk around. You walk through and they are just feet away.

But still, not the same.

Southerner's Journal said...

Stunning jellyfish photos. Nice to see interesting blogs. Well done.