My stepson Nick and his girlfriend, Dani, were here briefly on their way back to Australia. One of the things we decided to do while they were here was visit the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in nearby San Pedro. It’s not as grand as Long Beach’s Aquarium of the Pacific, but it does boast the largest collection of local sea life.
That’s me, inside the aquarium that you can walk under. And the next picture is Nick and Dani, shot from inside the aquarium. Being in there, it was sort of like the fish were just swimming around in the air all around you.
The other pictures are the various sea stars and urchins, anemonies and jellies. I am fascinated by those pillow-y sea stars. They look so soft, but they are hard as rocks. (They have a touch aquarium where you can find out exactly how those stars feel, and what it’s like to have a sea urchin hug your finger.)