Shanghai Aquarium

Owen took Isabelle and Oliver to the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium which includes a very long tunnel that takes you through a coastal reef, open ocean, a kelp cave, shark cove, and a coral reef.  They all saw sharks, jellyfish, seahorses, penguins, stingrays, tropical fish, chinese fish, huge turtles and amazing coral.

The kids enjoyed everything except being stared at and photographed.  I don’t know what the fascination is for Western children, but the Chinese love to take photos of them.  Oliver is not so bothered by it, but Isabelle really does not like it.  At one point there was a lady taking video and as Owen moved around, turning the kids, the lady did a 360 around too!!  How do you explain video of complete strangers?!!!?

Oliver & Isabelle at the Aquarium

Oliver & Isabelle at the Aquarium

This Shark swam over their heads!

This Shark swam over their heads!

Hugging the Penguins

Hugging the Penguins

Oliver & Isabelle on the Starfish

Oliver & Isabelle on the Starfish

It was cold in the penguin section

It was cold in the penguin section

Beautiful shot of the jellyfish

Beautiful shot of the jellyfish

This turtle is huge!

This turtle is huge!

Wow!

Wow!

Hiding behind the fishes

Hiding behind the fishes

I & O said this area was "stinky"!

I & O said this area was “stinky”!

 

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