Monday, January 15, 2007

Monterey Bay Aquarium

This past Saturday we drove down to Monterey and went to the aquarium. I had to get out of the house and go do something that would totally occupy my mind and keep it off work - or else I might go crazy.

These seals (sealions?) were sunbathing on the beach along the walk to the aquarium. SWEET! It's neat to see sea life up close in an aquarium, though I don't think they enjoy swimming in circles all day long. A lot of the animals were rescued from oil slicks and starvation and stuff, so it seems like they're trying to do a good thing as well as teach people about the ocean. They tried really hard to inform people what fish are endangered and which are safer to eat in addition to trying to convince them not to pollute or litter in the oceans. The building and exhibits seemed kinda small for $25 each, but it is California coastal land space... I guess it was better than Boston's, but not as good as Shed's in Chicago.

Monterey Bay Aquarium LINK

Anyways, it was fun even though it was crowded. We really enjoyed the last hour when most of the people had cleared out to go eat. We went and found some clam chowder and fried oysters. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl = AWESOME. (I'm sure actually having it IN new england would have been better somehow...)


Edco said...

Be kind to our fishy friends!!!

Mom said...

otters continue to be a favourite of mine! glad you had a good day trip, looks like a great place to visit! also love seals... :)