The last time Andy and I were in Salt Lake City for a concert was the middle of April, and we decided to finally check out the The Living Planet Aquarium. The first time we tried it was jam-packed full of people. We couldn't even find a parking place! So we decided on our next trip that we were going to try it on a Sunday morning--I hate to say it--specifically because we knew all the Mormons would be in their services at that time.
Well, the strategy worked and the place was half empty when we got there! It's a small-ish aquarium, but it had enough to keep us occupied for a good 4-5 hours!
I'm going to post my photos from that day to help you decide to visit or not if you're ever considering it. For $9 it I think it was thoroughly worth it. And also don't miss out on The Hogle Zoo if you're in town!
|Such beautiful patterns and colors!|
|A HUGE lobster. This thing must've been so old!|
Pipefish! They had a bunch of these and they were all bobbing up and down--see the video below!
And lots of sea horses! I love sea horses!
|I don't know what these little things were. They look like spiders and creeped me out a lot!|
|Gotta love the Lionfish!|
|Urchin with looooong spines|
|Frogfish! I think he's looking at me weird.|
|Another Frogfish that looks a little camouflaged next to coral.|
Mudskippers! These were in the same tank as a fish that would spit water at bugs on on a branch. It was so neat!
Random fish and coral tanks.
Sting rang touch tank!
|This little guy was so cool looking!|
|This is actually a wobbegong shark. Weird!|
|Some kind of spotted skate or ray.|
|Andy checking out the sleeping River Otters|
|They were awake and running around earlier in the day, before mealtime!|
|The little fish and the little crustacean have a symbiotic relationship and live together.|
|How many flat fish can you see?|
|Salamanders. These things turn cannibalistic in the wild sometimes.|
Cool lizard. Sorry the quality is poor.
And that's it! There was a lot there and even more that I didn't take pictures of!