Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Wonders Of The Water Gallery

A panel here goes into detail on the peculiar Common Mola.


The lightweight model is hanging overhead.


This display case takes a look at marine invertebrates.


Here we have other angles on the blue whale skeleton.


Nearby, a model features a cutaway half to show how much of a blue whale is covered over with fat and muscle.


A display is set up to show the sort of life that thrives around deep sea vents with their mineral rich waters.


Here we have a model of a leatherback turtle.


Beyond the ocean area, freshwater life is examined. This area appeared to be undergoing some adjustments in the layout during my visit. A terrarium is found here with spotted turtles inside. One of them was just getting out of the water.


An aquarium with a number of freshwater fish was nearby. I will be continuing the series after tomorrow's theme day, though one shot from the Museum features in my post for tomorrow.

38 comments:

  1. It sure is another world "down there"...

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  2. nature museums are my favourite type of museum. and I am always fascinated with skeletons of huge animals :-)

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  3. Fascinating underwater world. That is a strange looking giant fish in the 2nd picture.

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  4. The underwater world is so fascinating. I love going to those aquarium places that take you down to actual seabed to see things.

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  5. If we don't stop polluting the oceans, and we continue to harvest whales, there may be none left for future generations to see.

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  6. ...what would it be like without water, a scary thought!

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  7. It is amazing all the different life with which we share the planet.

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  8. Such different species live in the sea. Thanks for taking me along on the tour. :-)

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  9. Hello, I love seeing the undersea life. The aquarium is nice, great exhibit. Wishing you a happy day!

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  10. Some of my favourite creatures are marine invertebrates.

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  11. @Iris: it is.

    @Klara: and this is one big animal.

    @Nancy: strange indeed. All head, it seems.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Joan: I haven't been in an aquarium in a long time. These are as close as it gets.

    @David: that is unfortunately true.

    @Tom: very much so.

    @Sandi: that is true.

    @DJan: you're welcome.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Marie: these are fascinating.

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  12. Wonderful! I would love to visit.
    Have a great week!

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  13. Great, interesting post, William, as all others of the Museum of Nature.

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  14. Thanks for these. It inspired me to set up my fish aquarium again, as all the potted plants will be returning outside for the summer!

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  15. There is a whole world of creatures living in our waters and seas that is totally alien to us.

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  16. @Lea: thank you.

    @Karl: thanks!

    @RedPat: I think so too.

    @Barbara: you're welcome.

    @Sharon: that's true.

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  17. I Could Hang Out There All Day - Super Cool

    Cheers

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  18. We do not get a look at the watery world. I snorkeled off Hawaii. What and awesome look under the water!

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  19. A fascinating nature display. I have seen pictures of those sun fish. They can be really huge. Another great exhibit, thanks William!

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  20. Really interesting.
    Who would ever think that a fish would sunbathe!

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  21. Pretty cool sunfish. Haven't seen one in a museum before.

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  22. Beautiful wonders of nature and neat photos too!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  23. I marvel at how you manage to write such interesting posts each day.

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  24. Life underwater is amazing to see. Great photos, William.

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  25. @Padre: thank you.

    @Red: thanks!

    @Denise: as the model is life sized, they are big fish.

    @Happyone: a curious behaviour.

    @Michelle: at least this one's a replica.

    @Carol: thank you!

    @Fun60: it helps to prepare in advance.

    @Janey: that's true.

    @Bill: thank you.

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  26. Interesting! I especially like the views of the blue whale skeleton. And what interesting life around sea vents.

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  27. I think I would be fascinated with the marine section!

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  28. Your second photo of that huge skeleton of the blue whale is great.

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  29. cool ribs ... neat to see the size of these critters. can u imagine? real life seeing one? wow. ( ;

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  30. Great photos, I like that there are live fish in the gallery too:)

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  31. Gosh the size of the blue whale 😱 Haven't seen a spotted turtle before!

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  32. What a great museum this is.
    Fascinating to see the blue whale skeleton.

    All the best Jan

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