Backstage Travels

All the world's a stage…

Hey, we’re not hermit crabs!

on October 25, 2013

We do go out sometimes once. Last Nassau day, Frank and I got off the ship early (!) and went to Paradise Island to visit the Atlantis Resort and their aquarium. 

First, we saw this guy:

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Then we had to take a picture of the “JMU fish” for Frank:

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Then there were so many!100_2277

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And this shark:

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This part of the aquarium was called The Dig, and they modeled it to look like the Lost City of Atlantis.

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Shark again.

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And another sting ray

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The attention to detail in the architecture was pretty incredible.

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The JMU fish again.

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This was our guide paper to the fish as we walked through the place:

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Then we saw the lobsters100_2291

 

 

And I only got one good picture of a lionfish. I think they’re awesome100_2297

Schools!

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This fish was weird and bony:

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As I walked around the corner to this next tank, I cried out “Oh my god…” The pictures can’t really show you just how big this grouper is…

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It’s massive

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Then there was a touch tank.

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Lots of fish!100_2310

100_2311Then the jellies

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100_2314They’re so pretty

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I couldn’t get a good shot of this pufferfish.100_2318

 

 

Clownfish are my favourite fishes! Even before Finding Nemo. We used to have one that lived in a shell because we didn’t have an anenome.
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Most of the seahorses were difficult to spot among the seaweed, but this guy stood out.
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We left the Dig, and made our way to the predators exhibit. The walk was beautiful as well.100_2326

 

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There was a whole group of these guys:100_2331

 

And then this one:100_2333

 

The predators part was under that shell building.100_2335

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I think this one looks like a Gyarados:100_2339

I have been playing pokemon a lot.100_2340

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SHARKS!100_2344

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And this fish.100_2346

I love tunnel aquariums like this. Though the BGM was a little horrible.100_2347

Look! A flying barracuda!100_2348

Swordfish!100_2349

We saw another massive fish. I had Frank stand near it to gauge how big it was. 100_2350

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He’s…hiding…100_2352

And some seatutles! (For Isaac)100_2353

And some poisony-looking eels.100_2357

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As we left, we were waved out by this creepy mannequin:100_2355

It was a good trip. And it’s odd, because we’ve gone to at least three aquariums together on separate occasions, and Frank doesn’t like the ocean lol…

He says this always reaffirms his fear of the sea. I think sea creatures are awesome.

So…now no one can say we didn’t do anything on our trip/job. We saw fish. 

 

 


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