Monday, January 17, 2011
Back in La Jolla
There are 60 habitats of fishes and invertebrates there.There was the Hall of the fishes, the coral reef and outside was a tide pool plaza where we could touch the creatures that were in the shallow waters. Have you ever seen a leafy sea dragon? Perhaps I should leave it to Nathan of Wild Facts to write up on it.
La Jolla is surrounded by ocean bluffs on 3 sides and spectacular homes of the very wealthy, as it has the highest home prices in the US. Twelve miles of beaches on one side, with several sea-level caves in the northern shores. It was a treat to see whole families of seals or sea lions basking on the huge rocks below.
Divers and people on canoes and paddle boats were on the shimmering waters. It was a lovely trip with a very informative guide.
Will be back in the cold winter climate for Ottawa's famous winter festival for our next post.
Edit: Nathan has written a fabulous post with pictures on 19/01/11 on the leafy sea dragon. Check it out at his site. http://www.wild-facts.com