Is there anything I love more than aquariums? Maybe cake. Maybe.
So I recently took a trip to the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, Connecticut with my boyfriend. With the minor exception of some misbehaved screaming children and a strange promotional day that involved the most depressing cello player I’ve ever heard, it was a lot of fun!
It’s located right on the Norwalk River, and it was a beautiful day!
There were, of course, all manner of strange fish.
Fish is staring at you!
Did this fish just hear a piece of juicy gossip?
There were, of course, more than just fish there…
I think the frog to the left was an albino.
Here is his non-albino counterpart hiding under a leaf. We can see you, frog! You fool no one!
I was pretty excited about these two axolotls (the dark one blends into the background a little)! Is there a more awesome salamander? The answer is no.
Here is a diamondback terrapin. The poor thing was being constantly bothered by the other terrapins in the tank as it tried to sleep. I came back later to find this:
Happy ending: it finally found some peace and quiet!
They also had a bigger type of turtle: the sea turtle!
Here are some anemones and moon jellies.
A fish enjoying the anemone.
One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish!
My favorite animal at the aquarium, however, was definitely…
…this goofus, the dragon moray eel. There were also other “dragons” at the exhibit…
For instance, this Chinese water dragon.
A sailfin dragon.
And this weedy sea dragon! (Okay, maybe this guy was my favorite animal there.) And I’m so happy I managed to get a semi decent picture of him (despite the fact that it appeared the aquarium had cleaned the glass on his exhibit with vaseline jelly and flour.)
But the tiny residents of the aquarium shouldn’t be forgotten! I found this minuscule hermit crab in the seahorse exhibit. He appeared to be shopping around for a new home.
Here is the aforementioned seahorse, roommate of the house shopping hermit crab.
Close up of the seahorse.
One of my favorite animals of all time: the lobster! But why are their claws banded like that?
A silly looking fish who stood around staring at me.
A pretty lionfish!
A harbor seal enjoying the beautiful day!
So, I hope you enjoyed this interlude of aquatic animals. If not, the fish below is going to sit and judge you.
Actually, I think he’s going to do that no matter what.