“Great Lakes Aquarium features animals and habitats found within the Great Lakes basin and other freshwater ecosystems such as the Amazon River. The Aquarium houses 205 different species of fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. It is one of few aquariums in the United States that focuses on freshwater exhibits. Many of the main exhibits at 62,000-square-foot Great Lakes Aquarium are based upon actual habitats in the Lake Superior basin. “Slices” of the St. Louis River, Baptism River, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Kakagon Slough, Isle Royale and Otter Cove can all be viewed up close.”
One of the exhibits that especially interested me was the one that explained about the Glacier Age when so much of this area up here was formed and all the rocks we now see came up to the surface. I don’t understand it all so I may have said that last sentence incorrectly but that’s how I see it! The aquarium was very nice with exhibits and tanks on two floors. This was where Roy’s knee got a good workout and he passed with flying colors! Prior to the shot he’d have stopped half way through the first floor in pain so this is a great improvement!
We saw an otter playing in the water, beautiful fish in many tanks, met the divers and had a photo op with them, pretended we were steering a ship, Roy pretended he was fishing in a boat with fake fish. We took a picture of ourselves standing in front of a green screen where various backgrounds showed up behind us and made some fish stay away from us on a screen using our shadows. We generally just had a fun time together being silly old folks and checking it all out.
After the Aquarium we headed down the street for the Vista Fleet cruising tour which I”ll write about and include pictures of that in tomorrow’s blog.
Ya’ll come back now ya’ hear!