Still milking the travel photos! It was really hard to choose what snaps to share from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, these are only a few of my favorites. The aquarium has a really beautiful jelly fish exhibit and I don't know about you but I could literally spend hours watching jelly fish swim around. Their movements are so hypnotic and the colors are just out of this world amazing. Can you keep jellies as pets? Something tells me you can't but if it were possible I think i'd seriously look into it.
Another cool part of the aquarium was being able to watch the different deep sea fish being fed. The photos of a bunch of people with their cell phones out trying to take photos is of this. The funny fish doing this face :O is an ocean sun fish aka mola mola and it's probably my new favorite fish on account of how crazy/ silly it looks. Second to this, watching the sardines being fed was trippy. The school would swim around rapidly and then turn on a drop of a dime, their silvery scales hitting the light just so causing bright flashes of light within the tank. Super cool to see.
And as an aside, I also learned on this trip that I am NOT allergic to clams! Monterey is allegedly known for their clam chowder so I really wanted a bowl. Throwing caution to the wind, Grant and I shared a clam chowder bread bowl for lunch. I waited and waited for an allergic reaction to come but nothing ever happened. To think, I've been missing out on clam chowdery goodness all these years because of one Costco clam chowder sample gone awry. Nice to cross that one off the list. Now if only my Ibuprofen and kiwi allergy would disappear...