Baltimore Aquarium

Baltimore, MD: July 22nd, 2002

This is what a crab cake looks like in the wild.

These are fish sticks.

I think this guy is a piranha. Interesting enough, but...

The seahorses are the best.

Check out this guy.

He was a hit.

Here he is again with his friend.

Of course, there were also 'normal' seahorses.

If you can call any seahorse normal.

Potbelly seahorses.

Blue seahorses.

And very weird seahorses.

Here's another shot.
I think I've had dreams where I wake up like this.
Or maybe it's just my sense of self.

So, that's it for the seahorses.
Back to the aquarium proper, but we're in a hurry to get to the dolphin show.
No time to read about the fish.
I'll ad lib from here.

Giant Sea Enemies.

This is what they used to do to ships.

They also ate swordfish.

They didn't actually have these fish, I took a picture of a picture.

Believe it or not, they had etchings of these guys on tiles in the men's room.
Not exactly conducive to the task at hand, so to speak.

Mandible Fish of Montenegro.
These fish live almost exclusively off the ears of small primates that fall in the water, but have also been known to attack unwary swimmers, which is how this fish was captured.

I don't know what these are, but they were in a terrible hurry.

An unfortunate incident?
An aquarium employee with panic in her face.

Supper time.