Here's what I'm going to call a photo tour of the Busan aquarium and the adventures my two friends and I had there.
|Needy little critters|
|That's right, these are not Beluga whales (as I thought when I first saw these signs). They're finless porpoises, and you can save them by keeping off the grass.|
|I like the icy fishy smell that accompanies penguin tanks.|
|This one little otter was the only one awake. He walked all over his snoozing friends and amused us with his lonely energy.|
|You could pay to have a ride on this glass bottom boat. It road over the shark tank I would dive in later. How strange, right? A boat in an aquarium.|
|Mirrors call for self portraits. I should have waited until the jellyfish were posing, too, though.|
|What's scarier than giant Japanese spider crabs?|
Just a little lower n the scary scale than great whites and megaladons, but definitely worse than giant clams and stone fish.
|The puffer fish and other guys seemed to be having a good time.|
|I wrote a mini report on the lion fish in elementary school. They're venomous but so fly.|
|I was impressed by the Busan aquarium's charming exhibits.|
|Sea robins are ugly.|
In my opinion.
|The sea anemones had a fanciful display.|
|Me and my soon-to-be BFF!|
With the Scuba in Korea shark dive program, we paid 110,00 each to suit up and go under with these guys.
|This is the inside of the shark tank tunnel.|
|This was the gimpy shark of the crew. You can see how his body is bent. That's not because he's getting his groove on.|
|Inflatable pets were available for purchase at the trinket shops inside the aquarium.|
|I love rays.|
My favorite animal is the manta ray, and the hammerhead shark is second. Being around these guys was a dream come true.
|Again, isn't this just a cool idea for an exhibit?|
|I don't know what kind of fish this is, but he sure was pretty, and he was kind enough to hold perfectly still for a picture.|
|Heading into the Staff Only section, we saw this giant sea horse. He looks fake, doesn't he? How wild!|
|These are the shark teeth we found. We were allowed and encouraged to look for them in the tank and to pick up as many as we found. Our guide, Michael, said that my friend Lindsay was like the shark teeth whisperer. She found 5! I found one.|
I'm so glad I went, guys! While in Busan, we also hit up Haeundae Beach, New Philly Church's Seaside campus, some American style food, and a sweet hostel called Indy House. It was a cool time and it was great to get out of the big city, but my favorite time was resting in the shark tank. No pressure, no responsibility, just pure wonder and peace.