Unusual: Birch Aquarium

Other than the jellyfishes, I took a lot of pictures of these creatures.

It just looks so cool.

Plus, I never knew dragon-like living things actuallyΒ exist! Uncanny.

They are aptly called SeaDragons.

Now this may also be attractive, but lionfish is venomous. The slightest prick from one of its thorn isΒ extremely painful.

Unsual? What about an oddball of the group?

Did you know that when it comes to seahorses, it’s the male that carries the baby? Learn more about them here.

What about jellyfishes? See more of its wonderous sights here.

Now these are the even more unusual kind of jellyfishes.

The label is even more interesting. “Juvenile” Upsidedown Jellyfish.

More backwards position…

Coral Shrimpfish are vertically inverted with their heads down.


Nothing unusual with this slender seamoth except for the unique enlarged fins.

Nothing unusual except for … actually nothing unusual at all, I just love this kind of fish, my favorite.

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  1. Just imagine meeting those dragons in the sea! You are so good at these through the glass photos! Much as I love the delicate creatures I think the like you the last mystery fish is my favourite πŸ™‚

    • I know Gilly. That last one’s not so special. However, I love those spots, esp. when they flap their big (for their size) fins and the water makes tiny circles incorporating with those spots. They move so much I couldn’t really get good pictures of them. I would’ve made a single post that only includes them. I’m just glad that I was able to at least capture that one picture that I can be proud of.

  2. I’m adding this to my bucket list.. See a Sea Horse and Sea Dragon in person!

    It’s the male of the species that carry the young, in Sea Horses! πŸ™‚

    • Weeee! I always reply to other blogs when they help me add something to my bucketlist. Now I finally have someone declaring the same thing.
      Birch Aquarium is in San Diego, btw. If you’re not close to the area, just do some research if the aquarium you going to has seadragons.

  3. I agree about the shots, Rommel. Ganda and some of them are really sharp considering they’re of small moving creatures and through glass pa. πŸ™‚
    I remember that little warning about the lionfish from a nature book we had when I was a kid, hehe.

  4. Unusual indeed πŸ™‚ I love your underwater creatures. Diving were the best days I had on vacation… I met many of your species and they were happy I did not touch them.

    • Ow hi! I’m looking at your blog. Are you really going/have gone to Yosemite? You talking about the one in California? If you do, take good pictures like you have in your Arizona backpacking. And I say that with pressure on you. Hehe. Just kidding. You have fun, and to the rest of the Woof Pack.

      • Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚ And yes…Yosemite in CA! I’m sure there will be tons of pics and will post them for everyone viewing pleasure so keep checking in with us. We have another trip this weekend in Arizona…should be some good pics as well πŸ™‚

        Take care

  5. OMG! Sea dragons??? how come I am a mermaid and I have never heard them before? lol! Ang cute cute nila, I want to swim with them! Haha! I am such a weirdo… Is it okay if you place them together with sea horses? or would they fight? lol! *giggles*

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