The Wonders of the Ocean

WARNING: The following posts contains photos of numerous creatures and critters of the sea. If you are extremely ‘squeamish’ or faint at heart, you may want to take a deep breath first…… KIDDING … it’s not THAT bad!  Quite frankly there was nothing that could have possibly stopped us from getting to the Aquarium. Once again, extended summer hours came to the rescue and granted an extra hour to explore. We would later find that was the perfect timing. I figure I’ll let the photos do the talking with the aid of a few captions 🙂

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We got on a plane!
Kidding
Watched them soar over our heads though – signifying our entry into Atlanta

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Highway scenes

THE GEORGIA AQUARIUM

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Took a trip to World of Coco Cola (Story to follow) and got this photo only to realize now that I have no photos of the exterior of world of coco cola .. HOW SMART!!!

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Fish and whalesharks 🙂 in perfect unity!

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School of huuuuuge Crevalle Jack fish. I’ll admit.

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apparently it’s mating season in the zebra shark home  they like it rough!! … there was some crazy tail-to-mouth action going on for some time – we got caught up watching  🙂

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Grrrr I can’t spell the name of these organisms. Anemones? There are almost unnoticeable to the touch

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Jellyfish!!!

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Lionfish 🙂

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Calico crabs, sea urchins (purple) and live rocks!

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sniffle … ooowwwwkayyy

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playful otter aint it?!

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wolf eels and starfish. Took me a while to realize that they weren’t stuffed animals randomly placed in water

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aahhhhhhh contentment! What do you think it is though? Hint: It’s not a goldfish

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Crawled for miles just to see these african penguins! … Seriously

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Exploring made fun

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It’s electric … boogie woogie woogie

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pweeedyyy

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I feel like it’s in mid sneeze

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I caught you!!!
“Oh noooo it’s not what it looks like!” said he

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more fish – of varied types!

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*Cough* I found Nemo 🙂 – Clown fish (ocellaris) n more anemones

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One of the many frogs on display

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you can hop but you can’t hide!

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Stop… wait for me! HUGE

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fried fish, fish gumbo, fish n chips, fish n bammy, escoveitched fish, fish stew, steamed fish, yea ,……… FISH

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and here we have a large grouper?

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on to the next adventure……

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well .. not quite …. as all great things do, they come to an end ….. a quick wave to Justin Finberlake and we’re off

Random fact …. one of those fish has been named SCAD I kid you not!

Special thanks to my assistant editor Christofin Waters 😀 I couldn’t have named all these awesome fish without him or have even seen them! 🙂

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