Have you ever heard of Ripley’s Aquarium? Well, today I went there. It’s the largest indoor aquarium in Canada. The aquarium is a 12,500 square metre attraction filled with 5.7 million litres of water inhabited by marine and freshwater animals from all around the world. There are around 16,000 animals living in the aquarium. It was really interesting to learn about all the underwater creatures. There was so many exhibits to see and look at. We started off looking at the Canadian Waters Exhibit. It was all about the great lakes and what we’re doing to help the animals that live there.
In the North Atlantic Deep Exhibit, one of my favourite species is the Fleshy Sea Pen. It looks like a writing quill and it’s also pink and purplish…it’s really pretty. You would imagine why I like that species because I LOVE WRITING! In that same exhibit was the amazing octopus. Did you know the octopus has three hearts? Next was the Pacific Kelp. There was 13 species of fish inside including the Striped Surfperch, Painted Greenling, Starry Flounder and Blue Rockfish. I also loved visiting the Anemone Wall and Sea Star Tank. The sea stars were very pretty. One of the exhibits that really splashed with colour was the Rainbow Reef. It was a big tank of fish in various colours; purple, pink, red, yellow, orange, blue, green. A bright area where you better be prepared to see a rainbow. I loved the Dangerous Lagoon filled with fish, sharks and stingrays. There was a moving sidewalk which took us through a 97-metre see-through tunnel filled with 17 sharks and thousands of marine animals. Sea turtles and saw fish swam over us. After that, we went to the Reef Sharks exhibit. I liked how you get to walk through a glass tunnel. I was surrounded by all kinds of different fish, there were fish and sharks above us so it was like that we could touch them as they swam all around us!There was also a big exhibit all about sharks called Perfect Predators: Sharks. It was really cool and scary at the same time. I loved the trip today and I hope one day, if you haven’t you all visit the Ripley’s Aquarium.