Yesterday we went to the Genoa (Italy) Aquarium and it was really cool! First we saw a map of the oceans depth perception and it was very interesting. It showed that some parts of the ocean drop at a severely steep angle and others on a more gentle angle. Then we went to go see some of the animals/fish.
First there were some seahorses that were holding on to each other by their tails! Then there were some smiling eels and then there was a giant plastic fish with clear teeth.
Then went to see the manatees/sea cows. There were 3 adult manatees and 1 baby. When we got there, there were 3 staff members in with the manatees(one in a wet suit and two in plastic overalls) and they were feeding the baby through a bottle, and had thrown in vegetables to distract the baby's parents. The manatees just looked like big balls of cute blubber with a face and fins.
Then we got to see the Dolphins from above. They were so cute and amazing. I've always loved dolphins but these ones took my breath away. There were 7 dolphins in total: two sisters, their parents, two other girls and one other boy
Then there was a touch pool were you could touch the stingrays and this one type of fish. Most of the stingrays were rough but one was very smooth and slimy quite frankly.
We all had a great day!
My Mom is making me write about an animal, so I chose the pufferfish. The pufferfish is from the Tetraodontidae family. Most pufferfish are small to medium size but there are some types that are longer than 100 cm.
The pufferfish typically lives in the tropics, but there are a few in the temperate zone, and there are none in the cold waters. Most species live in inshore and estuarine waters, but 29 species are found in fresh water. One of these species is found in tropical regions of South America, three species are found in Central Africa and twenty-five species in Southeastern Asia.
The pufferfish has one special ability (that most people already know of): to inflate itself.
The pufferfish inflates to make itself look bigger and hard to be swallowed by sharks, whales and other things bigger than itself.