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I went to the GA aquarium today, Ever been?

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I went to the GA aquarium today, Ever been?
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No, how was it? That picture looks really cool. I've only been the the Aquarium of the Pacific and the Monetary Bay aquarium, along with smaller local aquariums and Seaworld (if that even counts).
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yeah, seeing those all those whale sharks together in an aquarium is freaky. It was busy as fuck when I went, very nice aquarium, but I think I prefer the national aquarium.
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>>2153896

It was awesome I took a bunch of pictures I might post itt later, The whale sharks were fucking awesome, there are three in the biggest tank ive ever seen with blacktips, grouper the size of grown men, and a few huge Mantas and a bunch of tarpons wrasse etc
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>>2153892
No, but I went to the one in Okinawa. They also have whale sharks. It was really nice. The aquarium was built into the hillside, and the rest of the cultural park was nice as well.
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>>2153896
Baltimore is REALLY good, the Audobon in New Orleans is nice, they have a sort of aquarium in Omaha in the Henry Doorly that's good.
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>>2153900
My favorite though has to be Waikiki Aquarium. It's really tiny, but its the second (used to be third). oldest aquarium in the states. Its really quality over quantity. They're usually the first for breeding animals like nautilus and deep water Angelfish, and they were the ones who started up the coral propagation programs and coral farms before everyone else.
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>>2153900
Ive seen videos of that aquarium, it looks really cool. I love aquariums that use actual seawater, the animals look so much more healthy
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>>2153903
The one knock I have on the GA awuarium was their reef tank, anyone in the reefkeeping hobby could see that their corals were bleached because they use natrual sunlight And metal Halides, They also only ave about 5 varieties of coral. Montis, gorgons, brains, acros, and some chalices I think. The fish looked healthy though
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>>2153899
Aw shit Grouper scare the shit out of me because giant fish are terrifying. I'd love to see that.
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>>2153906
The grouper were seriously GIGANTIC. Ive seen a few in other aquariums but these were the biggest ive ever seen
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>>2153909
groupers are aggressive to divers as well, when most things put into those giant tanks are not.
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>>2153904
Its a really great aquarium. I think the seawater really does help. What really impressed me is that the animals seem comfortable enough to breed. Especially the large ones.
https://youtu.be/51bzM_6lGV8

Waikiki also gets away with nearly 100% seawater usage from an underground well, and they raise corals and clams outdoors.
https://youtu.be/YQbqKpprVzg
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>>2153905
Shame. I've never seen the tank in person myself, but I heard that the fish breed well enough, and the staff try to raise the mystery larvae they find in the filters.
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>>2153914
Here are the montis
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>>2153920
mantas are such amazing animals.
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>>2153892
Awesome. The dolphin show was shit though. No wonder they don't allow photography/videography.
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>>2153917
Thanks. I don't have my photos with me now, but here's the Okinawa coral exhibit. It was really neat. This is one of the first exhibits in the gallery area, but while your walking from the ticket counter, you can look over a short wall and see the entire aquarium from the top. Not really any lights, just sunlight. The guide told us that they keep some rare blue coral in there along with the common species, and since its open lighting, they spawn at the same time as the wild ones. The tank also drains the spawn into the neighboring bay.
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Born and raised in Atlanta, been several times. Since it was the first aquarium I've been to, most other aquariums seem like shit (even though they aren't) which is pretty sad. Would definitely rec though
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>>2153903
Closeup of the clams. The aquarium likes to brag about them a little.
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>>2153929
I always liked deep water exhibits. Any other animals? I'm more familiar with Pacific deep sea life compared to Atlantic species.
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This guy was HUGE
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>>2153892
I remember some whales having sex while everyone watched there.
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>>2153951
This woman got a surprise at Mystic Marinelife Aquarium.
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Any good east coast ones? I've been to three but I can't be bothered to remember and they were pretty small and not memorable.
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>>2153956
Baltimore, son. It's great.
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>>2153897
>>2153901
>>2153958
I live an hour away from the Inner Harbor and I gotta say I enjoy the love for the Baltimore Aquarium. I've been there so many times since I was a kid and it keeps getting better
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To me the best part of the whole place are the manta rays. I'd been prepared for the size of the whale sharks, but not these guys.
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Go to work Justin
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>>2153958
>tfw have a membership to the Baltimore Aquarium

Gonna go like six more times this year, hopefully.
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Yeah, I went there on field trips a few times in elementary and middle school. I remember it being pretty cool. My favorite part was the petting tank with the stingrays and starfish.

I live about 15 minutes away from it so maybe I should go back soon.
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i live 15 minutes from it and Ive never been
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>>2153892
My boss is going there on Sunday, I guess you can dive with the whale sharks? I don't know, he was busy bragging about so many things that I kind of tuned him out once he started talking about the aquarium
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>>2154532
I didnt know you could dive with the whale sharks, I know they have backstage shit though
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>>2154728
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sisTE8cTS4g
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>>2154532
>>2154728
If you ever become moderately wealthy you'll find every place has special "premium membership" perks.

whether it's front row seating at the dinner theater or a backstage pass or an afterhours guided tour and banquet. Plenty of opportunities to blow money feeling just a bit better than the run of the mill.
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>>2153906
>not raising a grouper up from a baby

Lmao do you even like fish
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>>2154830
I'm not even wealthy and I do that. It just depends what your interests are. I know people with less money than me who'll blow $300 at a baseball game or $500 at a casino. And behind the scenes tours and interactions are cheaper for members and membership is definitely worth it if you plan to visit more than twice a year with other people.
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>>2153901
>>2154003
My Charm City niggas
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>>2153896
How is Aquarium of the Pacific? Been thinking of going down there.
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>>2153949

>awwwwwww yiiiiiissssssss
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I remember going there a few years back. I was amazed to see the spotted ratfish. Never thought those guys could live in an aquarium.

*pic was one of them
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>>2153954
this is such a fantastic photograph
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>>2155403
A trainer told us he only does that to women visitors. Where's all the rage at this misogenist cisgendered hypermale? I guess he's excused because he's a captive and lacks agency.
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>>2155402
I think that tank is specially pressurized, there are a bunch of deeper sea creatures in that tank specifically
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