Dad took as out today he declared that there would be a long walk walk but the reward would be worth it I had a feeling that it might be an aquarium and it was! I was so excited I had been wanting to go to an aquarium for ages and at last we were going to one and this aquarium was the biggest in Europe it had 20 tanks! Inside the aquarium, after walking through a forest like walk way, we first saw colourful fish, moray eels and a common octopus. In the next couple of tanks we saw spotted dogfish which is a type of shark there were beautiful red starfish tiny seahorses and pipe fish which suck up there food through there pipe shaped mouths. We also saw John dories there were a lot of amazing colourful fish. Here are some photos.
Next came the sharks. There were nurse sharks which grow up to 4.3 m. I also saw some white tipped reef sharks and black tipped reef sharks which are two of my favourite sharks.
Now we came to an oceanarium which is a fascinating under water walk. We saw ocean sunfish, they are my favourite type of fish because the look like a shield lying down. We also saw guitar fish and then more than 80 different species of fish. There were also sand tiger sharks, sand bar sharks, and sing rays .
Then we came to a dark room with jellyfish and octopus.
Then we came to a whole new room with Humboldt penguins in one tank.
There were Archerfish which shot water out of there moths to shoot down insects and spiders, Red-belid, Piranha fish and Arowana which can jump 2 m out of the water to catch insects,bats,birds, etc some other fish we saw were leafy seadragon, horseshoe crab, moon jellyfish.
There were thousands more fish that were not listed. The aquarium was the second best thing I have been two, only to the automotive museum.