Sunday, June 11, 2006

Aquarium of the Pacific

We went to the Aquarium of the Pacific today in Long Beach. It was fun to visit and they have lots of great animals but it doesn't hold a candle to the Monterey Aquarium. The aquarium was also hosting a Pacific Islander festival which was interesting but it also attracted hordes of people. The two Queen Marys. By the way, here's an interesting fact: the old Queen Mary is packed with asbestos. It's great building material.
This is obviously a shorebird, as evidenced by the long legs. This is a black-necked stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)

Sea lion (not my favorite animal)

Petting the rays.
Shovelnose Guitarfish (Rhinobatus productus)