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.


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

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

  10. Some of my favourite creatures are marine invertebrates.

  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.

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

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

  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!

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

  16. @Lea: thank you.

    @Karl: thanks!

    @RedPat: I think so too.

    @Barbara: you're welcome.

    @Sharon: that's true.

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


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

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

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

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

  22. Beautiful wonders of nature and neat photos too!

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    All the best Jan

  33. @Kay: definitely.

    @Mari: thanks.

    @Jeanie: of course.

    @Italiafinlandia: indeed.

    @Jan: thank you.

  34. @Beth: thanks.

    @Rosie: me too.

    @Grace: they are here.

    @Jan: it's a fine museum.

    @Klara: they are.