Wednesday, April 2, 2014

More Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium has a number of smaller tanks in addition to their main, huge one. Different ecosystems are set up in different areas. The cold water areas were fascinating. These anemones and seastars are from the Pacific Northwest.

Simply gorgeous!
And check out this kung-fu spider crab!

Here is one of the sea otters--the daughter of an otter.

Everyone's favorites: the penguins.

Several Beluga whales were in a large tank. 

But my personal favorites were little sea dragons. I   took several pictures, but they were never still and this one is the best. They can grow up to 18 inches long and live around Australia.

The quote below is from:

As with sea horses, sea dragon males are responsible for childbearing. But instead of a pouch, like sea horses have, male sea dragons have a spongy brood patch on the underside of the tail where females deposit their bright-pink eggs during mating. The eggs are fertilized during the transfer from the female to the male. The males incubate the eggs and carry them to term, releasing miniature sea dragons into the water after about four to six weeks.

God was definitely getting creative on this one!

As I said previously, the Georgia Aquarium is just awesome. If you get the chance--GO!

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