Vancouver Aquarium

A week ago, with weather in Vancouver as usual (rain πŸ˜› ), 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 πŸ˜€
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 πŸ˜€

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 πŸ˜€

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26 Responses to Vancouver Aquarium

  1. SittingFox says:

    That's an excellent photo of the jellyfish! And blue starfish…yes. A mite weird :alien:The marine life of the west coast is amazing. I hope you get a chance to explore it at some point. There aren't many cuter sights than sea otters πŸ˜€ I've seen humpback whales off Vancouver Island (and got dreadfully seasick photographing them :yuck:) and orcas from the boat between Prince Rupert and Port Hardy.

  2. SittingFox says:

    Oh, I've been to Tadoussac! I saw minke whales and belugas up there :happy: Yes, Darko, go there! Very much recommended.

  3. volkuro says:

    Originally posted by Darko:

    I hope to see orcas and humpback whales one day, but out in the ocean

    That's where you need to come:πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  4. volkuro says:

    :up: πŸ˜€

  5. SittingFox says:

    I'm pretty sure that I took an orca-watching cruise from Victoria once.

  6. gdare says:

    Adele, there are trips organized from Vancouver island too, as far as I know. Actually, Port Hardy is on Vancouver Island :doh:Louis, ok one day when we come to visit you we can go there together :yes:

  7. Stardancer says:

    Lots of lovely colors, there.Thanks for taking us along on your trip.:up:

  8. Dacotah says:

    Awesome photos. What a great place.Happy Easter Darko and San. :happy:

  9. gdare says:

    Adele, yes, I think I've seen a pamphlet somewhere in Victoria in December :up:Star, thanks; it was interesting journey for myself, too :DCarol, thank you. Happy Easter to you, too πŸ™‚

  10. Dacotah says:

    You are welcome Darko. Thank you.:happy:

  11. Cois says:

    wow… I love them blue starfish…. :love: pretty to paint i'd say. First i've even knew there was blue ones…. :eyes:My favorite animal is the orca… :p thus the tribal orca tat :rolleyes:Can I use that blue starfish pic just to get the colours right? :awww: pweeeeease…. :p

  12. edwardpiercy2 says:

    Oh ah! The jellyfish especially beautiful!

  13. gdare says:

    Clint, no problem, if you need a bigger photo I can send it on your gmail account :cheers:Ed, I remember those from a movie Seven Pounds. Excellent movie, btw πŸ˜€

  14. Cois says:

    ooh… Bigger i'll take it! :up: thanks…

  15. Spaggyj says:

    Wow, you got some excellent shots there.

  16. gdare says:

    Ok, I will send it soon πŸ™‚

  17. gdare says:

    Kimmie, I was surprised too. Light inside the building is dim and I thought that my camera would not be of any use. Luckily I was wrong even though at least 20% of photos were deleted due to bad lighting :)Zulia πŸ˜€

  18. Zulia says:

    Woooow!:eyes: :heart:

  19. Spaggyj says:

    20% is a damn good deletion percentage :up:

  20. gdare says:

    Yes, another 50% deleted were ones I didn't like at all πŸ˜›

  21. Cois says:

    were those the ones you stood naked in front of the tanks? :p

  22. gdare says:


  23. Cois says:

    admit it fiend! :sherlock:

  24. Cois says:

    admit it fiend! :sherlock:

  25. gdare says:

    Problems with network, Clint? πŸ˜›

  26. Cois says:

    :whistle: vomit children strike again…. :yuck:

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