MASON: The Aquarium of the Pacific is pretty awesome and a great place for children to learn.
MADISON: I like the way that the exhibits are divided by region, like Baja or Northern Pacific. It really helps build a picture of each area’s ecosystem and how different organisms interact with each other.
MASON: The people who work at the aquarium are very smart, friendly and helpful.
MADISON: My favorite part of the day was touching a baby shark; I could only use 2 fingers though.
MASON: I liked petting a stingray; they’re slimy and fast. When you see a stingray upside down they smile at you. Stingrays appear to be happy.
MADISON: The weedy seadragons were very cool! They are related to the seahorse. The weedy seadragons blend with plants and can be hard to find. Weedy seadragons can reach 45 cm in length.
MASON: The seals and sea otters were fun to watch. They like playing catch and were happy to receive a food treat when they returned the ball.
MADISON: The penguins were so cute! They’re Magellanic penguins. Magellanic Penguins are usually about two to two-and-a-half feet tall and weigh between six and fifteen pounds when fully grown.
MILA: From Wikipedia- Jellyfish are found in every ocean. Jellyfish are like an umbrella-shaped bell with trailing tentacles. The bell can pulsate for locomotion, while stinging tentacles can be used to capture prey. The body is composed of over 95% water; most of the umbrella mass is a jelly material. Jellyfish have no brain or nervous system. A group of jellyfish is sometimes called a bloom or a swarm.