Friday, May 17, 2013

Monterey Bay Aquarium


 

 

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is 29 years old and is located on Cannery Row of the Pacific Ocean Coastline in Monterey Bay, California. It was built in 1984 on the location of an old cannery business. It welcomes over 1.8 million visitors annually. It is a popular aquarium known all over the world. It is unique because of it location, plants and animals.

It has 623 species and benefits from an extreme flow of fresh sea water pumped in nonstop from Monterey Bay. And it displays a huge tank as the showpiece of the Ocean’s Edge Wing---it is 33 feet high and holds 333,000 US gallon of sea water. This is for viewing California coastal marine life which keeps one captivated for a long time.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium was the primary aquarium to grow live California Giant Kelp. All visitors can view the inhabitants of the kelp forest on different levels of the aquarium as they tour the amazing sights.

The Open Sea galleries features world renowned largest single-paned windows---and is one of few aquariums that is home to Ocean Sunfish in captivity.Exhibits of sea life include Jellyfish, stingrays, sea otters and other natural marine species which are above and below the waterline.
Its uniqueness never seems to stop---as it exhibits both Bluefin and yellow fin tuna. A Kreisel tank is used to display the jellyfish—I love to watch these---they are so beautiful and graceful.
 
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Friday, May 3, 2013

Deering Seafood Festival


 


Deering Seafood Festival Celebrated their 9th annual Festival on the Bay at the Deering Estates in Palmetto Bay.

This was carefree and a fun place to be on Mach 24, 2013 on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The proceeds benefit the historic estate for the Deering Estate Foundation to use for the preservation.

 

Visitors to the festival will enjoy Florida’s best seafood and fish will be prepared by the chefs of the local restaurants. There will be cooking demos by Palmetto Bay Chefs for the adults and live entertainment during the day by the bands Red Code and Caribbean Crew on the main stage. The colorful Junkanoo musical parade is very popular with all visitors as they playfully dance through the visitors.

 

Pontoon boat rides were available aboard the Pelican Skipper. It was a great fun for all who cruised on Biscayne Bay to Chicken Key. And always one of my favorites is the Artists Village features paintings, photography, crafts and jewelry by local artists---their crafts were breathtaking.

Another great event was the tours of the historic homes. What a wonderful time was had by all. And I want to mark my calendar for next year to call and get the details for a family fun day.

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