Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Hawthornes And Maxine Visit The North Carolina Aquarium.

The Hawthornes are giving Maxine a whirlwind tour of Manteo on Sunday afternoon. Our next stop is the North Carolina Aquarium.
A fish sculpture greets us at the entrance to the aquarium.
I always have fun at the aquarium. Lots of neat exhibits. Check out the layout: Unfortunately, both the alligators and the otters were hiding so I didn't get any pictures of them.
I got turtles though.
Maxine checking out the fishies.
They have live web cams filming the osprey nesting platform outside. These are re-runs since the ospreys have already migrated to South America for the winter.
Baby osprey testing his wings.
Enjoy the different tanks.
This is a shallow "touching" pool for the kiddies.
Shark tank.
This is the largest tank at the exhibit.
That's Mr. Hawthorne and Maxine watching the fish.
I worried that the tank might crack and a gazillion gallons of water gush out like a tidal wave and wash us away. Because my mind goes to places like that.
Looks like a fish is swimming up Mr. Hawthorne's nose.
The following pictures are from The Oceans Revealed: Powers of the Planet Exhibit. North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island on June 8 — See the amazing new exhibit, "Oceans Revealed: Power of the Planet," with programs at 9:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Animated images of atmospheric storms, climate change, and ocean temperatures are displayed onto a six foot diameter sphere, analogous to a giant animated globe. All visitors to the aquarium on this day will receive a free Oceans in Motion poster. For more information about this educational program, call 252-473-3494 or visit CLICK TO ENLARGE.
Maxine escaping the clutches of the giant crab. Into the sunset.
We've done enough sightseeing and killed enough time. Now we're off to the main event. Stay tuned.

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