Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Georgia Aquarium

Since I first heard that the Georgia Aquarium would house whale sharks, I've wanted to go. I wanted to see one in person. During Grant's fall break we took the trip. It was perfect timing. My sister in law Melissa and her two little people were able to join us. There were no crowds. We were able to take our time, in fact, we stayed until closing. The kids did super. It was a great day.

The Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the world and is home to over 100,000 fish.
The whale sharks were incredible. I was not disappointed. We were able to talk to one of the divers that gets to swim in the big football field sized tank. That is my dream job, by the way. He told us that even though the whale sharks are enormous, their esophagus is only the size of a quarter. All of the other fish in the tank are safe. :) They "spoon feed" the whale sharks by shoveling pounds of krill over their mouths each day.
The beluga whales were also fantastic. They were so graceful. It looked like they were doing ballet in the tank.

These pictures don't do it justice. If you can get there, it's worth the trip.


  1. Those are great pictures. That makes me really want to go soon...

  2. I'm so glad you got to go! The polka dot fish made me laugh. Makes me want to go back!