A week ago, with weather in Vancouver as usual (rain 😛 ), we decided to put some colours in our life. Vancouver aquarium is located in Stanley park, left from Lions bridge when you go from North Shore. And that means that you need to drive to downtown and make turn around a block because this is the only way to reach that part of park 😀
It is divided into galleries and first one you'll see is The Canaccord Financial Exploration Gallery. Jellyfish and poison frogs are just two of several exhibits in this area.
Then, there is Pacific Canada Pavilion. Before, I was thinking that only tropic seas has that many colours. Canada's Pacific sea life is not behind it at all. First time I saw blue starfish in my life :eyes:
Then, of course, there is a Tropic zone where we met little Nemo… or better to say, many of them 😀
Graham Amazon Gallery revealed some monsters, famous piranas look funny compared to them :left:
This big fish is called arapaima and is about 2m (6.6ft) long.
The Wild Coast is an area with few outside pools where they put some of the biggest sea animals: sea lions, dolphins, seals, otters and whales. San told me that in past they had orcas, whales famous by their more common but ungrateful name: killer whales :awww: The purpose of this area is, among other things, to host and give chance for recovering to animals that were injured – three dolphins were rescued after being entagled in fixed fishing nets. Now I think only two of them are still in aquarium.
Beluga whales are the first whales I've seen in real. I hope to see orcas and humpback whales one day, but out in the ocean :yes:
More photos here 😀
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