Join me on a fabulous walk into the underwater world of Kelly Tarlton...
Then we had to walk through a moving ice tunnel..YIKES!!
How's that for a fun job.That is one big creature. She has been there for over 20 years and no one has ever been hurt or stung..I could have watched her swim for hours. Talk about a calm animal and friendly too.
Then it was on to another tank where I got to play with a live star fish, like the dead one Rainer found.
Guess what this is?
This guy was HUGE. If you said Lobster, try again. Lets just say "Don't order Crayfish in NZ if you are expecting mud bugs".
There were many, many fish to see and I especially loved swimming with the sharks.
and a sea turtle. But the best was yet to come. Time out to play before moving on to my favorite place.
Note how she stares at him LOL He obviously enjoys his job and managed to get one of the guys to show us how they talk.
Each penguin is given a fish with a vitamin in it 3 X a day. Don't ask me how they keep track, but they do because one kept spitting it out , I kept an eye on it just to see if they would remember. Sure enough the handler went back and found that one and made it eat the fish.
Feeding the big guys.
What do you think of this fiddler Crab? He was bigger then my fist.
How about this blowfish?
Like I said, I took many, many pictures. It was a fabulous experience that would be hard to top.
I hope you enjoyed this journey. I sure did. I'll leave you with my favorite LOL
No it isn't a headless penguin. He's molting and just happen to pull some feathers out when I snapped the picture. E noho ra (saying Good bye for now in Maori)