A Journey across the Pacific in Aquarium of the Pacific

  

Experience the Pacific Ocean without getting wet in one of the largest aquariums in the United States. Aquarium of the Pacific is located at Long Beach in sunny California. This is what will greet you as you approach the oceanarium. Viewed from above, the sea is already a beauty to behold. Brace yourself as it is more splendid underwater. 

  

 

Wear comfortable footwear as the aquarium is quite expansive in area. It is divided into three main galleries representing three regions of the Pacific Ocean: Southern California/Baja, Northern Pacific, and the Tropical Pacific. 

Southern California/Baja  

Did you know that California Sea Lions swallow rocks to help them to dive underwater? It is said that the stones may also aid them in digestion or kill internal parasites.

 

 Northern Pacific  

Did you know that Sea Stars have tube feet that act as suction cups or that Sea anemones secrete sticky substance? All are strategies to keep them from floating away.

 

Tropical Pacific  

Did you know that most of the ocean is in total darkness?

 

   

Did you know that beyond their beauty, corals remove and recycle carbon dioxide?

 

  

Did you know that coral skeletons are used as bone substitutes in reconstructive surgery?

 

Open Ocean  

Did you know that sea jellies have no eyes and no brain?

 

Did you know that depending on the species, sea jellies may have up to 800 tentacles?

 

Kids remember things when they are having fun. Inside the outdoor Explorers Cove they will have a chance to interact with the animals and have fun at the same time. It will be an expeience of a lifetime when they get to touch the ocean’s ultimate predator in Shark Lagoon and hand feed birds with a small cup of nectar inside the Lorikeet Forest. Age restrictions do not apply.   

  

 

  

Did you know that not all sharks are scary and dangerous?

 

  

Did you know that sharks are important links to the ocean food chain?

 

Journey across the pacific inside the Aquarium of the Pacific. Take a stroll amidst the coconut trees after being enchanted by the underwater world. 

  

 

I was in awe like a child when I visited the world-class oceanarium back in 2005.  I will be taking my 2 year old nephew and 4 year old niece at the Manila Ocean Park this coming weekend. I’m so excited! It would be a joy to see their happy faces again after one long year. 

  

  

Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
www.aquariumofpacific.org 

  

Hours of Operation:
9:00am to 6:oopm daily  

  

Source: Aquarium of the Pacific Passport Book 

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~ by Happy Sole on July 6, 2010.

10 Responses to “A Journey across the Pacific in Aquarium of the Pacific”

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  2. Great shots! I always wondered if you could get any good shots at an aquarium. Obviously, you can!

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  5. great Aquarium , someday i will visit this place

  6. Looks like a great place. If this is in Pinas, I’m sure this is going to be a treat for Pinoy children 😉

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