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.
It sure is another world "down there"...ReplyDelete
nature museums are my favourite type of museum. and I am always fascinated with skeletons of huge animals :-)ReplyDelete
Fascinating underwater world. That is a strange looking giant fish in the 2nd picture.ReplyDelete
Estou a gostar da visita a este museu.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e boa semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros
The underwater world is so fascinating. I love going to those aquarium places that take you down to actual seabed to see things.ReplyDelete
If we don't stop polluting the oceans, and we continue to harvest whales, there may be none left for future generations to see.ReplyDelete
...what would it be like without water, a scary thought!ReplyDelete
It is amazing all the different life with which we share the planet.ReplyDelete
Such different species live in the sea. Thanks for taking me along on the tour. :-)ReplyDelete
Hello, I love seeing the undersea life. The aquarium is nice, great exhibit. Wishing you a happy day!ReplyDelete
Some of my favourite creatures are marine invertebrates.ReplyDelete
@Iris: it is.ReplyDelete
@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.
Wonderful! I would love to visit.ReplyDelete
Have a great week!
Great, interesting post, William, as all others of the Museum of Nature.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
There is a whole world of creatures living in our waters and seas that is totally alien to us.ReplyDelete
@Lea: thank you.ReplyDelete
@RedPat: I think so too.
@Barbara: you're welcome.
@Sharon: that's true.
I Could Hang Out There All Day - Super CoolReplyDelete
We do not get a look at the watery world. I snorkeled off Hawaii. What and awesome look under the water!ReplyDelete
A fascinating nature display. I have seen pictures of those sun fish. They can be really huge. Another great exhibit, thanks William!ReplyDelete
Who would ever think that a fish would sunbathe!
Pretty cool sunfish. Haven't seen one in a museum before.ReplyDelete
Beautiful wonders of nature and neat photos too!ReplyDelete
Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores
aka (A Creative Harbor)
I marvel at how you manage to write such interesting posts each day.ReplyDelete
Their size is amazing!ReplyDelete
Life underwater is amazing to see. Great photos, William.ReplyDelete
@Padre: thank you.ReplyDelete
@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.
Interesting! I especially like the views of the blue whale skeleton. And what interesting life around sea vents.ReplyDelete
Womders indeed! Tweeted.ReplyDelete
I think I would be fascinated with the marine section!ReplyDelete
Your second photo of that huge skeleton of the blue whale is great.ReplyDelete
cool ribs ... neat to see the size of these critters. can u imagine? real life seeing one? wow. ( ;ReplyDelete
Great photos, I like that there are live fish in the gallery too:)ReplyDelete
Gosh the size of the blue whale 😱 Haven't seen a spotted turtle before!ReplyDelete
What a great museum this is.ReplyDelete
Fascinating to see the blue whale skeleton.
All the best Jan
Whales are huge.ReplyDelete
@Jeanie: of course.
@Jan: thank you.
@Rosie: me too.
@Grace: they are here.
@Jan: it's a fine museum.
@Klara: they are.