Our Awesome Aquarium Visit

Reported by Noah – Today we (I) spent the whole day, from 10am to 5pm, at the fantastic Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Surfing the wave

My favourite exhibit was the wave crash. This is a walk through tunnel which pumps about 600 gallons of water every 30 seconds over people’s heads. It was also impressive from the outside because there was a good chance of getting wet!

Another highlight was the Kelp Forest which was an underwater forest of kelp (seaweed). The kelp grows about a foot a day and some were 28 feet tall which is about  6 of my dads on top of each other.

I also liked the cute, playful sea otters, underwater cameras, the bat rays, the touch pools, presentations and so much more.

This was the best day of my trip so far and now I understand why its so important to care for our seas. See my page for more photos.


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Mum and son round-the-world travellers.
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4 Responses to Our Awesome Aquarium Visit

  1. Anne Brown says:

    Hi Noah

    Fabulous photos. Funnily enough I’m reading a book about sea otters at the moment – haven’t seen any in Cornwall though sadly. Look forward to hearing about your next stop.


    • Yea, sea otters are really clever. They use pebbles to crack open shells to get to the meat. We’ve seen them using the kelp as rafts and even wrapping themselves up in it to secure themselves.

  2. Neil Lloyd says:

    Just like to point out I’ve not shrunk to under 5ft!! Sounds like a great day Noah, can’t wait to speak about it

  3. Jac says:

    Excellent reporting! I vote for more Noah posts. Glad you guys are having a fab time … just hurry up and head south.

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