The Hawthornes are giving Maxine a whirlwind tour of Manteo on Sunday afternoon. Our next stop is the North Carolina 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.
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.
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.
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 www.ncaquariums.com. CLICK TO ENLARGE.