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John Bell
01-06-2006, 06:06 PM
We went to the Georgia Aquarium for the first time today. The facility was largely underwritten by the personal fortune of Bernie Marcus, one of the founders of Home Depot.

It was, in a word, wonderful. Some pictures:

Cownose rays that you are allowed to touch. The animals must have good union, because they do get frequent breaks. http://mistermoon.home.mindspring.com/aquarium/DSC00224.jpg

Sawfish
http://mistermoon.home.mindspring.com/aquarium/DSC01318.jpg

Either Ralph or Norton, one of the two juvenile whale sharks on exhibit.
http://mistermoon.home.mindspring.com/aquarium/DSC01329.jpg

http://mistermoon.home.mindspring.com/aquarium/DSC01330.jpg

http://mistermoon.home.mindspring.com/aquarium/DSC01335.jpg

A shot of Ralph and Norton together:
http://mistermoon.home.mindspring.com/aquarium/DSC01337.jpg

The beluga whales captured everyone's heart. They watched us as much as we watched them.
http://mistermoon.home.mindspring.com/aquarium/DSC01340.jpg

http://mistermoon.home.mindspring.com/aquarium/DSC01341.jpg

John Bell
01-06-2006, 06:07 PM
And finally, the Japanese spider crabs:

http://mistermoon.home.mindspring.com/aquarium/DSC01343.jpg

Unreal looking things. The big one in the middle had a spread of about 5'!

Donn
01-06-2006, 06:09 PM
BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO! Great pics!

Ross M
01-06-2006, 06:38 PM
Wow - those are keepers!

Thanks, John

Ross

Donn
01-06-2006, 07:00 PM
I have one client left in Atlanta. I may just have to write off a trip to consult with her, and take her to the aquarium.

Meerkat
01-06-2006, 08:07 PM
Yup, that aquarium looks to be just about big enough to hold Donn, but only on a diet! ;)

crawdaddyjim50
01-06-2006, 10:03 PM
ayup,David you are infantile,rude,lowbrow,insecure,dull,repetitive adnauseam,closedminded. But I mean that in a nice way ;) . But enough of that. Back to the topic. Those Beluga whales must have been what the old sailors thought were mermaids. Their shape and form is uncannily feminine. Beautiful photographs.