Sea Lions, and Tiger Fishes, and Lobster Bears! Oh My!

[Okay, maybe I made some of that up.  But it sounds fun, doesn’t it?]

It’s Friday – have a post about fish!  This is going to be a mostly-pictures post, since it’s the end of the week and I am tired.  I’m trying to keep my posts short by only concentrating on 1 thing, but I still have a LOT to talk about from this trip (and then I have other trips to recap), so next week I’m going to try and kick it up a notch.

After our experience at Coney Island, Sis and I went to the New York Aquarium (conveniently located in Coney Island).  Sadly, I’ve just realized that they’re currently closed due to the damage from Hurricane Sandy.  Coney Island received quite a lot of damage from that Hurricane, but they’re getting back on their feet. 

I was truthful about at least 1 thing in the title.

I was truthful about at least 1 thing in the title.

The aquarium has lots of different things to see.  There’s the mammals (like this sea lion and the otter, below):

Otterotterotterotter!

Otterotterotterotter!

(Not really the best pic, but he’s there, getting fed.)

I was also psyched to see penguins, but I could only find 1:

At least he's posing... well, immobile.

At least he’s posing… well, immobile.

There was one of those places that you walk through in the dark and look into all the tanks:

Only that pane separates you from a shark attack.

Only that pane separates you from a shark attack.

 

Lazy Sting Ray

Lazy Sting Ray

There were tanks of smaller fish down there, too.  I was looking through my photos and man did my steadiness suck.  I have blurry photos of seahorses, blurry photos of starfish, and blurry photos of many, many other things.

But I did get a nice pic of this cool jellyfish.

But I did get a nice pic of this cool jellyfish.

So Photo Tip #1 (for today) is to take lots of pictures.  Photo Tip #2 is not to get too excited while taking those pictures unless your camera can steady itself.

It was nice and peaceful in the aquarium (especially in the “caves”), but unfortunately Sis and I had a full day planned and we couldn’t spend too much time stopping to watch the fishies.

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