The visit to the Okinawa aquarium was delightful.
Have been to many aquariums; this is one of the most interesting aquariums.
Apart from big tanks with panoramic views of the sharks, sting rays etc, there are also small tanks with the small fishes and corals.
This is a picture showing the small fishes and the colorful corals.
Can’t help showing the Monterey Bay Aquarium, again.
The pictures were taken by my wife.
Fishes were sort of dancing underneath the kelp forest which is a rare habitat.
Here is another picture taken by my wife at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, USA.
It looks like the sea life are dancing in the water.
A very delightful and peaceful scene too!
The jellyfish looks weightless when floating in water.
The following is extracted from a website known as Marine Science Today which I think is very interesting for reading:
Did you know that jellyfish have been orbiting Earth since the early 90s? To study the effects if weightlessness, NASA launched into space 2,487 jellyfish polyps that eventually became more than 60,000 jellies. The end goal of the experiment was to see how the jellyfish developed without gravity and how they would respond once back on Earth. Jellyfish were used because they, like humans, orient themselves according to gravity. It turns out that the space jellies didn’t develop that gravity-sensing abilities and they had trouble getting around once back in gravity.
Read more: http://marinesciencetoday.com/2013/10/21/jellyfish-raised-in-space-dont-like-gravity/#ixzz3xCnMpuFF
Here are some photos taken by my wife in the Monterrey Aquarium in 2014.
I didn’t know that they don’t like gravity.
They are just amazing!
This week’s DP photo challenge is Creepy.
This was how I felt when I took this photo in the aquarium at Okinawa, Japan.
The stripes, the fragile fins, the eyes, the lack of motion of the fish altogether gave me a creepy feeling when the blue light in the aquarium shone through the Lion fish.
This week’ DP photo challenge is Vivid.
This may not be the best picture I have taken.
However, this is one of my most vivid photo.
The picture was taken at the aquarium in Okinawa.
Here is another one.
They are just like flying saucers.