While in Seattle, Capt. N & I both chose a couple things to see & do. Number 1 on Capt. N's list was the Seattle Aquarium.
|The aquarium sits at Pier 59 right on Puget Sound. I've walked by it a handful of times, but have never gone in. So, this was a first for both of us.|
|Exhibits of creatures we could see in a Puget Sound tide pool.|
|Moon Jelly ring|
Capt. N is watching them float by beneath the floor.
|I have a couple favorite animals I love to see when visiting an aquarium. The Giant Pacific Octopus is one of them.|
|Sixgill Shark research area|
Sixgill's live right outside in the waters of Puget Sound.
|Jaw bone of a Shark. Rows & rows of pointy teeth|
|Fish of the Pacific coral reef|
|Cuttlefish hatchling. It was tiny.|
My other favorite thing to see at aquariums are seahorses.
|There also was a shore bird exhibit.|
|Young Chinook Salmon, called fry|
|Sea Otter munchin' on a clam|
A full size view into Puget Sound
|Dogfish, relative of the Sixgill Shark|
I used to scuba dive in Puget Sound. One of my favorite creatures to spot was a Ratfish swimming along the seafloor. They are a relative of the shark.
|Harbor Seal peeking out of the water.|
|Outside at the aquarium, looking at Elliot Bay. It was a cloudy, drizzly morning, but it cleared off to be a perfect day to wonder around Seattle.|
|Northern Fur Seal|
Check out that fur around its neck and long whiskers. I had never seen one of these before visiting this aquarium.
Of course, the animals were fun to see. But, there was also great artwork on display. I gawked over it as much as the seahorses & fur seal.
|Tube Snout by Dr. Adam P. Summers|
These photographs were so vivid. Absolutely awesome!
To read more about this & other scientific photographs click here.
Puget Sound Forms, 1987
I'm always in awe when I see Chihuly's work. It was a nice surprise to see these pieces at the aquarium.
|These colorful pieces were made by elementary school kids. Loved them!!|
Yep, it was worth the visit. Good choice, Capt. N.