Love going to the aquarium… ya know… for the girl. The California Academy of Sciences is the place that we have a membership to. When I was doing the whole Stay-At-Home dad we went to the Academy a lot. These days that pesky work gets in the way. Today though, we had some time and we headed off to the aquarium, grandparents in tow.
One very interesting part of this aquarium is right in the front door, a tank with the newly renowned Indo-Pacific Permit, also known as the Snub Nosed Pomapano.
I’m pretty sure Jim Klug is catching these riiiiiight now over at St. Brandon’s Atoll.
Cool fish. They are in a tank with some rays and some Black Tip Reef Sharks. There used to be some baby tarpon in here, but the Reefers ate them. I do love seeing them though, cruising like mo-fo’s ruling the joint. One of the sharks even chased a Cow Nosed Ray around for a bit. I think they were a tad hungry.
Safe to say, we had a good time. There is a tarpon in another exhibit here, so that makes 2/3 for a grand slam. Only missing a bonefish.
You have a favorite aquarium?
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Nice! They were just building this when I lived a few blocks south. Never got to visit before I moved to Colorado…looks awesome. Thanks for the peek in.
My favorite aquarium is at Mote Marine Laboratory in Florida. They have a lot of areas dedicated to Florida’s inshore and flats species, plus lots of sharks and a place where kids can pet stingrays. It’s pretty awesome.
You ever had the chance to visit the Montery Bay Aquarium?
Whoops, that should be spelled Monterey
Yeah, I’ve been there a few times. It is a little further away (not much, but a bit). I like that place too, but they don’t have tarpon and they don’t have permit (or permit relatives). They do have more sharks though. The girl loves her sharks.