Aquarium Trip

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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!

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It’s located right on the Norwalk River, and it was a beautiful day!

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There were, of course, all manner of strange fish.

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Fish is staring at you!

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Did this fish just hear a piece of juicy gossip?

There were, of course, more than just fish there…

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I think the frog to the left was an albino.

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Here is his non-albino counterpart hiding under a leaf. We can see you, frog! You fool no one!

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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.

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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:

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Happy ending: it finally found some peace and quiet!

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They also had a bigger type of turtle: the sea turtle!

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Here are some anemones and moon jellies.

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A fish enjoying the anemone.

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One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish!

My favorite animal at the aquarium, however, was definitely…

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…this goofus, the dragon moray eel. There were also other “dragons” at the exhibit…

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For instance, this Chinese water dragon.

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A sailfin dragon.

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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.)

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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.

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Here is the aforementioned seahorse, roommate of the house shopping hermit crab.

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Close up of the seahorse.

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One of my favorite animals of all time: the lobster! But why are their claws banded like that?

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A silly looking fish who stood around staring at me.

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A pretty lionfish!

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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.

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Actually, I think he’s going to do that no matter what.

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