Dan's Dad needed a new family picture for the front of our family album. The last one is seven years old :) and in front of the same statue.
Skyeler took this picture of a baby seahorse. We both tried to get a very clear picture of the seahorses, unfortunately, we both failed. They really were so cool, very intricate little creatures.
Which means I couldn't forget Dory :) She was a fast little fishy. I tried to get a clearer picture but this was as good as it gets.
The sting ray "petting pool." Both Skyeler and Aly loved them. We had a hard time getting Aly away. The rays were very friendly. There was a certain spot in the pool where the rays would come more frequently. We found out that that spot is where they are fed. These creatures feel amazing. So silky and smooth. Beautiful.
Here is Edgar. He wasn't in the best position for a picture! Edgar is an albino, therefore he can't be released into the wild. If I remember correctly, the first time we saw Edgar was in 1997!
Squirt! (See the "Finding Nemo" theme) This little guy was in for rehab with a few of his brothers/sisters. They will be released into the wild as soon as they are ready. No flash allowed at this tank and these little boogers were fast and all over the place. I don't know if Skyeler or I got this shot. We both tried.
Hugh and Buffet, the resident manatees. I'm not sure why they can't be released but they have been here every time we have visited. They eat a lot of lettuce...Romaine...a LOT!
And the new editions...dolphins. I won't post all 23 pictures of the two dolphins :) Skyeler stood out in the 90 degree sun for quite a while watching them (and taking pictures of them).