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Mon Oct 5, 2015, 04:55 PM

At the Vancouver Aquarium

Just a few shots.




Beluga whale--no dorsal fin, presumably an adaptation to make swimming beneath ice easier

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Splendid garden eel

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Chester, the false killer whale

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Sea lions (females) poking through ice to find fish snacks

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Do you see the seahorses?

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There was a small Amazon jungle exhibit that included wildlife other than fish.



Blue fronted Amazon parrots


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Red ibis

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Sleepy sloth--napping high up in a tree


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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Mon Oct 5, 2015, 05:04 PM

1. Is Chester grinning or leering?

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 6, 2015, 07:50 AM

4. I think he was grinning.

He came right up to the window to look at people. Seemed to enjoy having people stand beside him
and take photos.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Mon Oct 5, 2015, 05:36 PM

2. I like Chester. He looks like a lot of fun.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 6, 2015, 07:49 AM

3. Chester came right up to the window to see people. When I was shooting,

I nodded my head up and down to him--and he nodded right back!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 6, 2015, 09:33 AM

6. He thought you were offering to be his dinner. :)

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 6, 2015, 04:59 PM

7. Well, I am a Pisces...

so maybe he thought that would be a good tasting fish.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Tue Oct 6, 2015, 08:24 AM

5. I think Chester is trying to overcome the killer in his name.

He's awfully cute.

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 6, 2015, 05:15 PM

8. the aquarium staff " described the animal as an energetic "goofball" who loves humans"

He was rescued and nursed back to health by the marine staff at the aquarium. They have successfully put him
in the same tank with the remaining white sided dolphin (couldn't get a really good photo of her)--this is the best one
I got--

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and you can read about Chester here:

http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/chester+false+killer+whale+stay+vancouver+aquarium+with+video/11083788/story.html?__lsa=a58d-0f1a



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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 6, 2015, 06:26 PM

9. Wow, he was an itty bitty guy when he was found

From the video, he looks like he enjoys his home. Seems like this aquarium is pretty responsible and trying to get him the best possible life.

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