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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Scripps - Stephen Birch Aquarium - San Diego

Heather and I went to the Stephen Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography at UCSD this afternoon. It's always a fun place to wander around for an hour or so. Here are a few pictures from this afternoon.


The jellyfish and the moray eels are two of my favorites to watch. They're also some of the toughest to get good shots of. I think I got lucky today.






I found this colorful little fish in one of the tropical tanks.




Most people seem to walk right past the sand eels. I think they glance into the tank, don't see any fish swimming around, and just keep going.




This was in one of the local waters tanks. Heather spotted it, and said she thought it was pretty cool looking, but neither of us remembered to write down just what it was.




Scripps has a great collection of seahorses, all sorts of varieties including the kind you generally think of, like this one . . . 




. . . and then there are the leafy sea dragons - which look like something from Dr. Seuss.




Click here to see a few more images from our afternoon at the Stephen Birch Aquarium.
     

1 comment:

  1. Wow...amazing images Frank! Nice to have such beautiful place to visit.

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