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Monday, May 31, 2010

Sea Horses and Jellyfish - Scripps Birch Aquaium

The Birch Aquarium at UCSD's Scripps Institute of Oceanography has a special exhibit of sea horses going right now. Because of the low light levels and all the glare on the tanks they're pretty hard to get a good picture of, but they are a lot of fun to watch.

This first one is a leafy sea dragon. I can't imagine how they came up with that name.


The regular (non-leafy variety I guess) sea dragon looks like something right out of a Dr. Seuss book.


I forgot what these little ones are called, but they look more like what you generally imagine when you think of a sea horse.



The aquarium also has a couple of small but nice jellyfish tanks. These sea nettles sure don't look like something you would want to run into while out swimming.



They have the coolest moray eel there too. His eyes have this really sinister blue look, and they appear to have some sort of membrane over them that makes them look cloudy.


Click here for more images from my short walk around the Scripps Birch Aquarium this afternoon.
  

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