We spent Thanksgiving weekend camping at the beach with friends. It was different than our typical Thanksgiving, but we still had a great time. Saturday we went to the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport. We hadn't been there in years. It was time to visit again.
|Always a favorite at any aquarium are the touchable tide pools.|
|The cutest little sculpin|
|Juvenile Red Octopus|
|A young Japanese Spider Crab. My kids love these guys.|
|Most of the sea life at the aquarium are found in Oregon's coastal waters, but a few exhibits are not. We certainly don't have beautifully colored tropical fish, coral or seahorses off our chilly coast.|
|I ♥ seahorses|
|Outside we watched as the keepers fed the sea otters.|
There is a seabird aviary with birds frequently found on Oregon's coast.
|The estuary trail gives a view of the bay & wild birds.|
|The highlight of the aquarium is the Passages of the Deep exhibits. You walk through underwater tunnels made of glass.|
|Sharks swimming by|
|There are schools of fish.|
|Broadnose Seven Gill Shark & Leopard Shark|
|It appears the rockfish are checking us out.|
|In the children's area there were a few quotes on the wall.|
|This was my favorite.|
This was a nice day spent with my family.