Monday, July 12, 2010
After spending time outside in the heat, my grandson and I decided to stay cool by heading into downtown Atlanta for a visit to the Georgia Aquarium. One of the largest aquariums in the world, this place is amazing! I took the first 3 pictures in the Ocean Voyager gallery, which was specially designed to house whale sharks, the largest fish species in the world along with many other interesting creatures of the deep, including the only manta rays in any U.S. aquarium. The habitat contains 6 million gallons of saltwater and this particular viewing window is 23 feet tall and 61 feet wide. It's like being in an underwater theatre! In the second picture, you can see one of the giant whale sharks swimming by. The third shows one of the manta rays. The last picture was taken in the beluga whale exhibit in the Cold Water Quest gallery. You can see my grandson's silhouette up against another viewing window watching one of the beluga whales. He was mesmerized!