18th February 2009: Vancouver

Since we assumed the crowds would have died down a bit from the birth of the baby Whale in June, Vancouver Aquarium was the port of call for today. The sea otters were calling!

Unfortunately the Nyac the female Sea Otter (last surviving sea otter of the Exxon Valdez oil spill) photographed on our last trip died a few months ago :( Apparently Milo is okay on his own though, I asked one of the keepers and he said they weren't really sociable in the wild so they'd not stick with a mate for life natuarally anyway. He still looked a bit lonely to me :(
1 2 3  Mum and baby beluga whale :) 4
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Vancouver Aquarium  Sea otter Vancouver Aquarium  Sea otter Vancouver Aquarium  Sea otter Vancouver Aquarium  Jo  so  wanted to take him home :)
Vancouver Aquarium  Natural pool Vancouver Aquarium  Dolphins Vancouver Aquarium  Dolphins Vancouver Aquarium  more baby whale and mum
Vancouver Aquarium  Baby whale Vancouver Aquarium  Baby whale Vancouver Aquarium  seagull, cause it was there ;) Vancouver Aquarium  Had a wander round some of the other areas, then back the sea otter for some more photos :)
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Vancouver Aquarium  big fish .. dunno what kind Vancouver Aquarium  "Bud", "Weis" ... and "Er" is behind the log Vancouver Aquarium  underwater frog Vancouver Aquarium  me in with the frogs
Vancouver Aquarium  getting a lift from kermit Vancouver Aquarium   flails   ... yaaaaaay! Vancouver Aquarium  Dolphins from under the water :) Vancouver Aquarium  can't remember what fish this is ...
Vancouver Aquarium  or this one ... I should have taken notes! Vancouver Aquarium  Crab looks a bit peeved Vancouver Aquarium  Star fish Vancouver Aquarium  Jellyfish
Vancouver Aquarium  Sea goseberry Vancouver Aquarium  Sea nettle Vancouver Aquarium  Arrow fish Vancouver Aquarium  Salamander
Vancouver Aquarium  Neons Vancouver Aquarium  Cross river puffer Vancouver Aquarium  Parrot Vancouver Aquarium  Marmoset
Vancouver Aquarium  Marmoset Vancouver Aquarium  Crocodile. Eeeek Vancouver Aquarium  Sea turtle Vancouver Aquarium  Stingray
Vancouver Aquarium  Shark ... from underneath Vancouver Aquarium  Tropical fish Vancouver Aquarium  lotsa tropical fish Stanley Park
Stanley Park Stanley Park  2006 storm damage repair donation "thanks" Stanley Park  Prospect Point sign Stanley Park
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Billie with her blusher  she rubbed her face in the dirt outside ;)