Friday, August 29, 2008

About those fish...

We went to a small aquarium this past month that had a really fascinating touch pool. LB just loved all the sunstars, starfish, crabs, sea cucumbers, scallops and whatever else was in there! We must have spent at least an hour at the touch pool - and as you can see - he pretty much had the place to himself! He also really liked the frog exhibit.

Outside there were 2 huge tanks... here is a photo of him looking into one of them. Oh but wait - what does that sign say?
Can you read it? "Caution! Sharks! Sharp spines and teeth! Please do NOT touch the spiny dogfish!" About those fish - they bite! Once I read the sign to LB - his little hand went right behind his back.
Not that the picture of a hand had the universally(?) understood red circle with a slash through it. LB thought the hand sign meant that he could touch the fish in there - afterall, we had just come from the touch tank!
It was actually an interesting exhibit about giving the fish more oxygen to make them grow bigger. Some of the sturgeon (in the 2nd tank) must have been 6 feet long!
Just a small place, but LB sure had lots of fun!

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

Wow, he's getting tall!