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Blackpool Part 1: Sealife Centre

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Bob – The Fish

At the weekend Boyfriend-A and I went to Blackpool. We had pre-booked tickets to the Sealife Centre and Madame Tussauds. In this post I’ll write about the Sealife Centre.

The Sealife Centre was alive with all sorts of marine life in its well-stocked tanks. Boyfriend-A and I wondered around leisurely, starting with seeing shark eggs and recently born baby sharks (click any image for full size photo):

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Breeding: Shark Eggs

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Breeding: Shark Eggs

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Breeding: Newly Born Sharks

The many tanks often included rays as well as starfish:

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One of the Tanks

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Rays-A-Plenty: There were many rays

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Camouflage Fish

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A starfish

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Mr Ray showing off his sharp teeth

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Mr Ray 2

We saw ‘The Big Daddy,’ a giant crab that is so big he has an entry in the Guinness World Records Book.

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‘The Big Daddy’ – A Giant Crab

We watched delicate small seahorses:

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A Seahorse

And these jellyfish under neon colour-changing light:

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Neon Jellyfish 1

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Neon Jellyfish 2

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Neon Jellyfish 3

Many of the fish I tried to photograph moved too quickly for the camera. This included dory (from Finding Nemo) look-a-likes.

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Trying to snap Dory, they are too quick.

We saw mean-looking paranha fish. I’m sure they were eyeing me up as a meal:

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Mean-looking Piranhas 1

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Mean-looking Piranhas 2

Then we moved on to the sharks:

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Shark Nursery: Breeding sign

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Shark Nursery: A baby shark

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Sharks: An adult having a lie down

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Sharks: A vegetarian shark

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Sharks: Another shark (side on)

We had a great time. Then we head to Madame Tussaunds, which I will write about and share pictures in my next blog post.

Write soon,

Antony



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