Saturday, March 22, 2008
We hadn’t been to the Coney Island Aquarium in years, and it was quite a hike from the St. Charles Avenue streetcar to the Zoo, so we went to see fish instead. There were a pair of lazy sea otters, who looked quite well fed, penguins and puffins, and some frogs. There was also the biggest collection of jellyfish I’d ever seen. One room housed a Mississippi environment, with an owl- you saw a lot more there than the actual river. Another was supposed to be the Amazon- I got the sense that this had suffered badly in the hurricanes, and what we were seeing was what they were able to cobble together with what was left.
Photos by Tom Bovo.