|This giant blue crab defends the Aquarium from all who would do it harm!|
|I think this is a double crested cormorant|
|Ducks, nature's perfect killing machine|
|The blue bill lets you know that it is a venomous duck...in case you want to use this site as a resource for a school paper|
|The eye...THE EYE...red, glowing...killing machine|
My father-in-law really likes birds, so this was a cool place. We spent time looking at the birds, saw the otters frolic.
A display in which you walk through a shoreline where everything is 10 TIMES the size of nature.
|Catch this, boys and we eat like kings...|
Then it was off through the nature trail to the big sea building.
|Humpback Acne, the heartbreak of barnacles|
So instead here is footage of SHARKS!
The aquarium currently houses two breeds of shark, the sand tiger shark (probably the most featured aquarium shark due to its generally docile personality, its ability to swallow a stomach full of air and float and its ragged-tooth grin, which makes it look fierce) and the sandbar shark. Although blacktips are common to the Virginia and North Carolina coasts, they were not visible in the tanks. There is a room where you can touch cownose rays and skates in a pool, which we did. Then in a encounter pool where a young child was being super-annoying and noisy, a pair of horseshoe crabs were doing it. The kid poked the male. That's just not cricket.
All in all, it was a good time.
Keep your pumpkins lit, and please, don't molest the horseshoe crabs when they are getting it on.