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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sharks!

Good morning,

Does that guy above look scary or what?  We were close, but still quite safe when we saw this guy.
These pictures are more from our day at the Newport Aquarium
This is the walk-through part of the aquarium where you can feel you are actually in the water with these huge creatures.
I got a kick out of these guys.  There were four of them in the tank:  two were cleaning, two were clutching long white poles and watching for sharks.  I guess the idea was to smack the sharks if they got too close to the cleaners.  It sure looks like they all deserve hazard duty pay to me!

Enjoy,
Lois



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22 comments:

Sherry said...

Nice place to visit but I wouldn't want the job of being inside the tank with sharks!

Cathy said...

Nice photos of the sharks - one of our marine vistors that we certainly don't welcome close to shore
Have to say the Melbourne Aquariun is one of my favourite places to visit as well. We have a similar water walkthroough - often wonder what would happen if it did collapse lol
Take care
Cathy
ps Saw a TV programme about the Oasis this evening - now that is one BIG cruisse ship.

EG Wow said...

Sharks are fascinating because they have been around for such a long time in the history of planet Earth. But I prefer to be on the other side of the glass as you were. :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

No kidding! I hope they all have AFLAC, too!!!

(((Hugs))),
RIcki Jill

Nedra said...

Hmm.. you would think they could move the sharks to another section of tank during cleaning time. Brave men!

texwisgirl said...

what a unique job to have!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I don't think I would get in the tank with the sharks with or without an escort with a pole.

Great photos.

Happy Days said...

Pretty neat place to go shark visiting! Bet all the kids love it there, and like the tunnel! My two sure would! ....debbie

karen said...

I really hope they get MEGA money for doing that job!!

√ Honest Abe said...

My grandson spent some time there as did my granddaughter and they were thrilled by the closeness of the fish. Lovely post.

Rose said...

When we took Lorelei to the zoo last year, she loved the sharks!

Kelly said...

...I love walking through that part of the aquarium! It's pretty cool...but I wouldn't want to be in there! :-)

Lois Evensen said...

Hi Everyone,

Yes, that was quite the shot of the aquarium cleaners and their security. I wouldn't want to try that!

Cathy, Oasis of the Seas and her sister Allure of the Seas are now the world's largest cruise ships. Until the first was launched just over a year ago, Freedom of the Seas (our ship) was the world's largest. The size is just amazing.

Thank you so much, everyone, for stopping by and for your very kind comments.

Very best,
Lois

Rajlakshmi said...

that looks awesome... I wish I could visit one such place

fjällripan said...

Must have been great to see them so near!
Nice watery pictures :)
Welcome to look at mine ;)

LauraX said...

looks like you had a whole lot of fun!

Cecilia Artista said...

A very interesting place and nice shots Lois!

ewok1993 said...

sharks and snakes freak me out. lovely shots though.

J Bar said...

Top shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

STEF said...

This is a good place to visit for the whole family! Hope you can also check out my entry . Thank you! I'm now following you.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Oh boy...I hear that infamous, scary background music from the movie, JAWS.

Great photos.

My Wednesday Post:
Still Waters Run Deep

Hope your day is going well for you. Hope you can find time to visit with me today.

John said...

Beautiful shot.

My Watery, I'd be delighted if you can take a peek.