Martin in Gatineau Park

Martin in Gatineau Park

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Sea Life Manchester

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Last Sunday we had the pleasure of a family gathering at Sea Life Manchester.  Not many pictures were taken, so they are all here, rather than in a separate album.

There were some scary visitors (above and below).

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The tour starts in a darkened room with a chat from a nice turtle lady.  The turtles wander around, reproduce, and then the babies head off to a life in the nearby Manchester Ship Canal, which must be teeming with the little blighters judging by the five minute life cycle portrayed by the busy but nice turtle lady.

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There were lots of tanks, with fish that were just too fast for my underwater camera.  (Yes, I took my waterproof camera on this trip!)

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There are Black-Tip Reef Sharks and a few lazy White-Tip Reef Sharks, and loads of other stuff that was much faster than this rather ponderous Lionfish.

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The jellyfish changed colour to mimic the colour of light shining into their tank.

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… they must get exhausted!

Deeper down, on the canal floor, were the remains of the merchant shipping that in by-gone days had foundered in the ship canal’s locks.

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Tropical fish were swimming furiously around in big circles.

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The Dalmation Fish (aka Barramundi Cod) and the Seahorses were a little more sedate, so thanks to them not every picture was blurred.

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After several trips around the many exhibits, punctuated by visits to a conveniently situated play area in the middle of the fishy displays, we emerged into the Gaudy Nymph zone known as Barton Square, whose other attractions include Legoland.

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One small boy found time for a short nap on his way to a lunchtime pizza.

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