Went to the aquarium today. Highlights include:
• An unusually active pair of moray eels. (Usually they just sit there with heads poking out of the rock, but these were swimming freely, with lovely ripples and a menacing air.)
• The tank full of Nemos and Dorys. Every kid from 2 to 20 called them that when they walked up to it. Apparently, Disney is the greatest source of oceanic knowledge for the average American. I did my part:Daughter
: Look, a Nemo!fishywish
: Yes, that's a clownfish.Daughter
: I know. That's a clownfish, just like Nemo.Daughter
: Look, it's Dory!fishywish
: Yes, that's a (reads label) palette surgeonfish.Daughter
: Dory! Nemo!fishywish
: (Sigh) That's Dory and Nemo, all right. Want to go see the jellies?
• Getting to the shark tank right before feeding time. They totally
know it's feeding time, because they're extra active. One of the little rays was so excited he practically jumped out of the tank, terrifying a little boy. Not mine, fortunately. The crowd was very impressed.
• The jellyfish. Because jellies are always awesome.
Now to figure out how to work the spotted garden eels into one of my stories, because they're just too cute. link