Last weekend I decided to visit Ripley’s Aquarium. I’ve been to this aquarium years ago, but visiting this location again was a new and fascinating experience for me again! Ripley’s Aquarium has many locations in the U.S, I visited Ripley’s aquarium here in Toronto. They have the longest underwater viewing tunnel with more than 5.7 million liters of water and over 100 interactive opportunities on the lower level of the aquarium. In this post, I will be sharing interesting facts, and showing you some exotic aquatic animals I captured during my underwater adventure. I’ll also be explaining why every individual should visit an aquarium. Keep on reading!
Table of Contents:
The Southern Stingray
The Green Sea Turtle
The Sharp-Toothed Shark
The Queensland Groupers
The Orbicular Batfish
The Huge School Fish Tank
The Fleshy Sea pen
Why Every Individual Should Visit An Aquarium.
3 Fun Facts About Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
1. The Southern Stingray
2. The Green Sea Turtle
The Green Sea Turtle was an absolute beauty to look at up close. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the chance to get much content with the sea turtle because it kept swimming around. It was hard to capture a good angle of it. But I gave Mr. Turtle the benefit of the doubt, maybe he was nervous? The green turtle is known to be the largest species of hard-shelled turtles and weighs up to 700lbs. Sadly turtles today face boating incidents, habitat destruction and plastic pollution. Save the turtle organization is the reason behind this. I still remember that point in my life when I wanted to adopt a turtle. These are truly specific animals, and even though I didn’t get much content, I still loved seeing Mr. Turtle during the little time I had.
3. The Sharp-Toothed Shark
You might be wondering why I titled the shark The “Sharp-toothed shark. It’s because this was the first time I realized how sharp sharks’ teeth are up close, the fascinating pictures speak for themselves. Did you know that sharks frequently lose their teeth? This is due to them biting down on and shaking their potential prey. If you like Shark Tank, you’ll most likely be fascinated with seeing a shark at Ripley’s aquarium as well!
4. The Queensland Grouper
The Queensland Grouper was shocking to see as it’s ginormous! Thankfully I was able to capture great images of this fish, it looked as if it was swimming right toward me just in time as I was taking pictures. The Queensland Grouper is a species of marine ray-finned fish, a grouper from the subfamily Epinephelinae which is part of the family Serranidae, at first glance, I was shocked to see how long and wide this fish was. It almost looked fake in person. I guarantee this fish will be eye-catching to you as well!
5. The Orbicular Batfis
The Orbicular Batfish was very appealing to watch. Their beautiful colors stand out beautifully and uniquely. The Orbicular is known to be A really popular fish in aquariums. They are found in the tropical waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Orbiculars usually live in shallow and deep reefs and are found in smaller groups. These groups are called Juveniles. As the Orbiculars get older, they form schools. Most of us have probably already seen fish like this in many different aquariums, The orbicular but this is a true gem!
6. The Huge School Fish Tank
7. The Fleshy Sea pen
The Fleshy Sea pen was one of the last things I saw at Ripley’s. I noticed there was a huge crowd with people wanting to see the sea pen, I figured there had to be something really special about them. The Sea Pen acts as an Anchor to hold animals in place. Whenever they feel threatened, the Sea Pen can retract its colony of polyps to keep itself safe. After I found this out I understood why there was a huge crowd of people wanting to see this fascinating thing. They’re true survivors!
8. Why Every Individual Should Visit An Aquarium
If you’re still reading this blog post, Thank you! And I hope to have you again. 🤗 You might be wondering why the title is a bit demanding. But there are 2 special reasons why every individual should visit an aquarium. 1. Because aquariums are fun and welcoming to children AND adults. 2. Because aquariums are very educational.
Aquariums are entertaining to all ages! It’s very easy to be fascinated by some of the beautiful aquatic animals our world has. Aquariums bring those animals that you love and don’t get to see often, right in front of your face! If you’re looking for things to do in Orlando, things to do in Tennessee or things to do in Myrtle beach. You will find Ripley’s aquarium in these states as well!
Learning new things is a valuable thing in life, and aquariums being educational and inclusive for everyone makes it more of a special experience. Also, In addition to learning about different aquatic habitats and the creatures that live there, aquariums offer an excellent chance to bond with your partner, or whoever you bring with you. This is why every individual should visit an aquarium.
9. 3 Fun Facts About Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada sits on the shores of Lake Ontario, AKA, one of the largest lakes in the world.
They have 5.2 million Liters of water on-site, which is equivalent to 25,000 bathtubs
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada has 10 pumps that deliver water to all of their exhibits. They pump about 68,000 liters of water per minute!
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