Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Jaw Dropping Experience.........

The Georgia Aquarium graciously hosted a Blogger's Day event yesterday and I was one of the recepients of a pair of tickets to enjoy the wonders of the sea featuring...............

This was an awe inspiring exhibit based on reality and education. These fascinating giants have been around for over 400 million years. So much to see and learn. Truly a fun and educational experience!

No photography was allowed, so the following 3 photos were courtesy of the Ga. Aquarium:

A sneak peak at what you'd get to see when you go........

Planet Shark: Predator or Prey will feature:

  • Full-scale shark models cast from real specimens, including an 18-foot Great White shark caught in South Australian waters – the largest caught by recreational fishing.
  • Extensive collection of real shark jaws, teeth and fossils dating back 350 million years
  • Shark cages and authentic artifacts from the movie "Jaws"
  • An amazing "frozen in time" display featuring a real, frozen 700 lb Bluefin tuna and its natural predator, a real frozen adult Mako shark
  • Stories on human/shark encounters as told by survivors and shark experts
  • An examination of their size, biology, hunting strategies and amazing sensory systems
  • Detailed information on the Great White shark satellite tagging program and other conservation efforts
  • Captivating high-definition displays and hands-on experiences that demonstrate the behaviors and relationships of sharks

Planet Shark: Predator or Prey is being
presented through a new partnership
between the Georgia Aquarium and Grande
Exhibitions - an Australian-based producer
of museum-quality exhibitions. This
fascinating 12,000 square-foot exhibition was
created by a team of experts in the fields of
sharks, aquariums, ocean cinematography
and world-class exhibitions.

Enjoy the sea life I was able to capture with my own camera:

I like to think of these jelly fish as nature's take on modern art. I couldn't get enough of them... so etherial and captivating........

Need a little "staycation" this week? Go to the Georgia Aquarium... it will take your breath away!