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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Mystic aquarium

In contrast to the chilly weather (it was 8F this morning) this creature lives in perennially warm water. It's a spiny lobster, close up. This is his face, from his right side.

My Bahamian Mum calls these guys crawfish.

Natural light - I felt strange using a flash right next to these guys.

The Mystic Aquarium is located in Mystic, Connecticut and has some nice outdoor exhibits including penguins and beluga whales. These particular penguins are warm-weather birds, and go inside when the weather is below about 20F. The lobsters stay inside where it's nice and cozy. There's a touch tank for the litle ones, and several larger tanks (enclosure is a better word) for larger species like sharks and rays.

2 comments:

  1. Nice shot of the lobster eye!

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  2. While we have our own aquarium here (watch this space in a month or two!), we have a bit of a soft spot for Mystic, can't wait to get back again!

    Sunshine Coast Daily - Australia

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