Tuesday, August 31, 2010

World's Largest Aquarium

Dustin, Heather and Grace took me to the World's Largest Aquarium!
It's called the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and we've been once before when Grace was just 13 days old. But, at that time it was only the world's second largest aquarium. And - Grace was really too small to enjoy it. Now, it's bigger and better and she loves the ocean and fish, so Heather wanted to take her one more time before they PCS back to the states.

We stopped on the way to get closer look of this rock formation. Look closely and you will see that it looks like an elephant.
It rained on us as we walked back to the parking lot, so here is a picture of Heather, Baby McGriff, Dustin and Grace. We had an umbrella, but Grace prefers just getting wet.
And this is just a couple of small islands with a rope between that we saw while we were out!

When we got to the aquarium the first thing we did was go to the dolphin show.

The dolphins did a great job performing for us!

Then we went to the hands-on observation tank. Grace enjoyed petting the star fish.

We saw lots and lots of fish.... in lots and lots of tanks!

There was also one big HUGE tank that was 4 stories tall!

It had sharks in it.... along with whale sharks, tuna and other tropical fish. The largest fish in the world in captivity are in this tank.

This is just one side of it.

And here it is from the top. We got a "behind the scenes" look at the feeding area where we could see down into the giant tank. This photo only shows part of it, but it kind of gives you an idea of what it looked like.
We had lots of fun and Grace got a new stuffed dolphin and a stuffed whale.

3 comments:

  1. That looks like so much fun!

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  2. Dustin's hat is awesome.
    Great pictures!

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  3. Awesome pictures! Looks like a lot of fun!

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