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Monterey Bay Aquarium

If you're in Monterey, you need to do two things. 1: take 17-mile drive. 2: go to the aquarium. This is number two.

2014-04-24 16:16:12

Yay, otter!

It's made of bronze, but the chibibibis still liked it

2014-04-24 16:18:27

Fish balls

The aquarium has a huge kelp forest tank with enough anchovies to act like bait ball

2014-04-24 16:19:04

The kelp forest

The kelp forest display is quite pretty.

2014-04-24 16:23:22

Kelp shark!

Forgot what shark this was though

2014-04-24 16:31:01

A Lyasan albatross

There was a talk on the Phoebastria immutabilis, or laysan albatross, with an actual albatross getting carted in front of the kelp forest tank to show off how cool it was. Laysan albatross, however, are not the massive albatross you might be thinking of. It's kind of "big seagull" sized (albeit with a larger wingspan)

2014-04-24 16:46:38

So grupply

that is now a word. Forgot what this was, but it looks grupply.

2014-04-24 16:47:21

Oh no! The chibibibis got caught!

I hope they can free themselves =(

2014-04-24 16:50:24

Double jaws

Open your mouth. No, no, your OTHER mouth.

2014-05-18 22:42:39

Some hermit crabs

Look at them being all underwater-home-owner. I hate them.

2014-04-24 16:54:01

Now what was this...

I thought it was a sculpin, but upon review it's not.

2014-04-24 16:55:00

Oh, nature, you so silly

"We've combine four animals into one animal: let's see what happens"

2014-04-24 17:01:47

Tasty...

Have some turbot. Their faces are deformed. They start life as "normal fish" but then they start to swim tipped over and their face starts to warp so that both eyes are on either the left or right side of their face. I think the skates and rays did this trick better.

2014-04-24 17:02:34

Alien to us

Marine life is pretty much alien life, in the literal meaning of the word.

2014-04-24 17:03:15

The mighty sand dollar

2014-04-24 17:05:16

Spiny lobsters raise questions

Such as: "does this really prevent you from getting eaten" and "what could the energy expended be used for if not for ornamentation".

2014-04-24 17:24:34

This is not a curlew or plover

but I can't figure out what it is. It's not on the list of birds at the aquarium

2014-04-24 17:25:06

This is not a curlew or plover

but I can't figure out what it is. It's not on the list of birds at the aquarium

2014-04-24 17:25:25

What are you?

Different bird, still not on the list of birds at the aquarium near as I can figure

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