i took a lot of pictures during my trip home last weekend... my parents surprised us by taking us to the mystic aquarium!!
i remember taking field trips there when i was a kid. honestly, i think the last time i may have gone was when i was in kindergarten. it was a nostalgic time for me, and we had a blast.
the first animals we saw were the beluga whales. this particular guy was a trip. he actually liked to swim around and interact with the audience. his favorite thing to do was to scare the little children by making sudden crazy faces at them, such as this.
we also saw seals...
this steller sea lion was completely fucking majestic. when he had an itch, and it was a five-minute ordeal, which involved a mighty roar. (kind of a drama queen...)
the penguins were pretty...
paper jellyfish hanging from the ceiling!
the creepiest thing i saw all day were these eels. they would try to swim around in the water... but were so heavy that when they stopped moving, they would just flop down to the bottom of the tank. also, their mouths were constantly open... i guess in the sea, they were used to small fish and shrimp attending to cleaning their teeth.