Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Visit To The Georgia Aquarium

I had made a promise to myself that, while I was on vacation, I'd restrict my internet and phone usage to a bare minimum. Viewing this as a strictly personal vacation, I also decided to refrain from posting any details of the trip aside from flight experiences. Our trip to the Georgia Aquarium today was so amazing that I felt it would be a good idea to break the rule just this one time.

The Georgia Aquarium is the world's largest aquarium with more than 8.5 million gallons of marine and fresh water housing for more than 120,000 animals of 500 different species. Of particular interest are the 4 whale sharks, 4 manta rays and 4 beluga whales. This place is huge, but it's so well laid out that we were able to start at one end and make our way around within the span of about 3 hours despite the massive crowd. There's a lot to do and see and there are even petting tanks where the kids can touch various aquatic species.

Below you'll find a video I shot at the large viewing tank at the Georgia Aquarium. You'll see a manta ray doing underwater flips and a whale shark buzzing eerily close to the divers.

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