We recently enjoyed a field trip to the aquarium where we got to see amazing creatures like Beluga Whales and South African Penguins. The girls loved seeing the animals up close and learning more about them. The Beluga Whales were especially fascinating. We learned that they’re very social animals much like their cousins, the dolphins. Belugas are known to travel in large pods of up to 100 unlike most whales who travel in much smaller groups. Belugas can often be spotted swimming playfully alongside Russian ships. These particular Belugas swam right up to the side of the tank anytime we came near. It was almost as if they wanted to be petted! They even “talked” to us and made several squeaking/squawking type sounds. They were definitely the highlight of our trip to the aquarium!
|Big Sis, Lil Sis, and Daddy|
|One of several species of jellyfish on exhibit|