Hi Sea Fans!
I hope you've all had a great weekend and I'm sure you're looking forward to the week ahead. Well, I'll tell you, I'm loving weekends and week days at the moment with all the fun I'm having. America and Canada are awesome! My latest stop on my travels around the world was Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre (SODC) in Canada. Let me show you some photos and tell you a bit more and you'll see why I'm having so much fun:
Paula invited me to stay with her for a few days and show me around where she works. I got to meet SODC's baby wolf eels that are only 7 months old! How cute are they?! When wolf eels are young, they're brightly coloured so that they look different to the adults who are grey. (Quite a few animals do this to prevent them from being fought with). The babies are pelagic (they swim in the open ocean) for up to 2 years and feed on hard shelled invertebrates (Remember the invertebrates are the animals without a backbone).
I got to meet Steve, their Giant Pacific Octopus or GPO for short. Steve gets enrichment (stimulation so that he doesn't get bored ) and interacts with the aquarists everyday. The octopus I used to work with got enrichment in the form of a hamster ball with his food inside and he had to figure out how to open it - either he'd twist it open or if we taped the two halves together, he'd figure out how to open the little trap door on the top. An octopus is a very clever animal!
|I got to chat to Steve and watch him being fed.|
|My new friend Annie and me.|
|The ROV. The way to see the sea floor without getting wet!|
|The controls that stay at the surface whilst the ROV goes underwater. I got to see some cool Rockfish with the ROV.|
Have a great week Sea Fans.