Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Aquas Aquarium


Aquas is the largest aquarium in western Honshu and is located within Iwami Seaside Park on Route 9 between Hamada and Gotsu. More than 400 species of critters are on display.There are lots of flying fishes, the Prefectural fish.


The changing colors of the Cuttlefish fascinated me. It had been more than 40 years since I had been to an aquarium, and I was pleasantly surprised at the displays and environment, not the dark, damp, concrete structures I remember from my childhood.


What fascinated me the most were the jellyfish, particularly the gentle writhing of their (tails? tendrils?


I kept coming back to them.


There is a transparent tunnel under the largest tank filled with turtles, sharks, and all manner of aquatic beings.


The main attraction is a show by a pair of white Belugas. Apparently they blow bubble rings. I didn't see the show as I was too busy watching the jellyfish.


    I used to love going to Aquas with the kids. The cuttlefish were always my favorites. They just seem so serene in the way they float their with their legs hanging down like a well-grown beard. I could spend hours watching them.
    I will have to show this post to the kids when I get home. They used to love that place.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hi Steve
    Gonna post some more on Aquas, but no more critters :(
    Thanks for viewing.

  3. Thanks for sharing these wonderful images and notes about Aquas Aquarium