Friday, 24 October 2008

Monterey aquarium

With IL2008 over, and it being good to have the first presentation of this trip done, this morning I hit the world-famous aquarium in Monterey with a couple of other delegates. I'd heard a lot about this place, to the extent I was getting a bit fed up with it, but as I have most of a day before my train to Seattle it seems a logical place to check out.

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The admission fee isn't cheap - $24.95 - which is blimey UK prices. But, after a few hours of wandering around, looking at the substantial collection of sea thingies, stroking a blue ray, and watching sharks, otters and fish being fed, it's been a pretty enjoyable time. 



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There's also an otter tank with feeding times, but as I have otters at the bottom of my garden back home, it was no big thing:

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It was noticeable in the cafe/restaurant that people generally avoided the "Sustainable Seafood" option and went for beef or chicken instead...

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1 comment:

  1. Good heavens! Is this the effect of global warming on the seas around Berneray?

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