Wednesday, November 02, 2005

The Oklahoma Aquarium

I'll start my travelogue at the end -- maybe not the most logical way to do it, but hey, it's my travelogue, right?

My friend J.T. and I ended our trip last night by returning from Portland to Tulsa. Instead of driving home to Oklahoma City, I opted to stay overnight in Tulsa and extended my vacation a few more hours by visiting the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks.

This is a primo place to visit and I can highly recommend it to anyone who has the chance to visit. For more nuts-and-bolts information on the aquarium, check out the web site at Oklahoma Aquarium

One of the highlights of my visit today was having the opportunity to pet stingrays and sharks in a touch tank. The touch tank is only offered for a half hour at a time; I just happened to arrive as the time started.

So, until you can make your own visit, I hope you enjoy some of my photos. Everything you see here is real and living:

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This last one is a jellyfish swimming under black light. Cool, eh?

9 comments:

CrystalDiggory said...

I had the pleasure of visiting the aquarium awhile back and really enjoyed it. Your amazing pictures really brought that visit back to me. Great job!

Erudite Redneck said...

Good stuff!

Hey, you changed your scrollies -- last spring? :-)

--ER

Einar said...

beautiful shots. Were you in the tank with htem? Anyway, I'm off to lunch. think I'll have a fish sandwich. eek

Trixie said...

Einar! You might like some of that 92-lb. catfish -- it was huge! But the little seahorses wouldn't make much of a sandwich.
No, I wasn't in the tank with them -- that top photo was taken at the touch tank. It is shallow enough to allow people to reach over the side to touch the stingrays and sharks. Some of them seem to like it well enough to come right up to the edge to be petted. The stingrays feel like jelly. The sharks (rather small ones) feel like sandpaper.

Yeah- E.R. -- I have to update those scrollies when I get some time!

Mark said...

I love aquaruims! I remember a visit to Sea World in San Antonio some years ago. One of the best times I ever had.

The National Aquarium at Baltimore is within an hour and a half of where I live and I've never yet had the opportunity to visit.

Now I want to go more than ever.

Michelle said...

Beautiful photos Trixie. I especially like the one of the Turtles all lined up together and the one of the "Dory" fish.

Hope you had a good time up here with us "Northerners" :)

Michelle said...

OK I have to ask...can I have a copy of the Turtles picture? The lighting and the comp of it is just beautiful.

Trixie said...

Of course -- I'm glad you like it. You can either save it from here or I can send you a copy.

Michelle said...

Thank you Trixie. I can just save it from here. But I wanted to ask permission.