On our way to Tybee Island in Georgia for a beach vacation, we stopped in Atlanta to visit Georgia Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the world with the biggest salt-water tank in the Western hemisphere. The shark and beluga whale exhibits and especially the enormous salt-water tank mesmerized us a great deal. The sea-water tank features sting rays, manta rays, a green sea turtle, three gigantic whale sharks and human divers. As big as a bus, the whale shark is considered the largest animal on earth.
We also enjoyed the lively otters, ethereal sea dragons and the frisky California sea lions. We think the aquarium designers do a good job with their viewing areas so as to enable people to see many different angles of an exhibit. The spacious viewing windows seem to invite one to stay for a while and to really pay attention to the playful marine creatures. We found many visitors sitting transfixed at a viewing area while staring at the marine animals as if they were in a trance.
The funniest exhibit belongs to the beluga whales. They took pleasure in seeing the curious human faces and kept showing off their dance movements to us. Apparently they love to dance.
The beluga whales
The sea dragons
The green sea turtle
The salt-water tank
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