A motley crew taken by the photographer on
Lots of creatures to see, Ben was
particularly interested in the 'new exhibit'
Bird suggested I take this shot of Joshua
and Uncle Miffy from the other side of the jellyfish exhibit
Then Uncle Miffy pointed out the sharks
and showed us how they swim - with passengers
Then it was time to find Nemo
who was fit and well
Josh liked the cow fish, I liked the green
Stripes and dots
The National Marine Aquarium is a modern building
which houses gigantic aquariums, a lecture hall, a cafe and a shop. The
largest tank is ten metres deep and can be viewed from several different angles.
Notable achievements of the NMA since its opening include
the sinking of HMS Scylla to create an artificial reef in Whitsand Bay,
Cornwall, as well as the recently completed ExplorOcean exhibit.
ExplorOcean is a highly interactive exhibit showcasing various underwater
technologies, such as Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). ExplorOcean features the AquaTheatre tank, where
members of the public can volunteer to race ROVs through an underwater assault
course. The effects of climate change and the possibilities of renewable energy
sources are also key features in the exhibit. The new Mediterranean exhibit in the NMA is the deepest
aquarium tank in Europe. It holds 3.3 million litres of warmed seawater, and its windows are made of acrylic
glass. In 2009 with introduction of roughly eighteen new species
from Barbados, the aquarium made one of the largest ever shipments
of live fish into the UK.
But the best bit was our final tank where
we watched a "dude"
ALL IN ALL A FASCINATING LOOK AT LOTS OF