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).
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.
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!)
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.
The jellyfish changed colour to mimic the colour of light shining into their tank.
… 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.
Tropical fish were swimming furiously around in big circles.
The Dalmation Fish (aka Barramundi Cod) and the Seahorses were a little more sedate, so thanks to them not every picture was blurred.
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.
One small boy found time for a short nap on his way to a lunchtime pizza.