Lionfish

Lionfish

Our visit to the new OdySea Aquarium in Scottsdale was a Christmas gift from my sister-in-law and we paid her way for her upcoming birthday. Two million gallons of water feature some 50 exhibits of 500 different species and more than 30,000 animals. Be sure to look up when in the lobby as there are giant hanging fish bowls. We put on 3D glasses to enjoy the great photography of whales and sharks in “Underwater Giants.” The Living Sea Carousel is an interesting twenty-minute seated ride passing by Open Ocean, Sea Turtle Reef, Sea Lion Sound, and Shark Waters. I took a lot of pictures, but only those where the animal was stationary had a chance of being in focus. Some of my favorites include African black-footed penguins, lionfish, roundtail chub, Siamese crocodiles, a tiger shovelnose catfish, California spiny lobster, and California king crab. OdySea Aquarium is a state-of-the-art aquarium, and a surprise to be found in the desert.

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