An Aquarium at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ?

Go figure…salt water fish in the desert. One of our favorite places to shoot pictures and get away to the desert, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum has now installed a small aquarium. It’s called the Warden Aquarium.

Lookdown

Lookdown

In fact the last time I saw a  silvery Lookdown was along the coast on Big Island of Hawaii. Of course I’ve seen them at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California too but it was like seeing an old friend now here in Tucson, Arizona. They had another fish I like too, the Spotted Puffer.

Spotted Puffer

Spotted Puffer

The last time I saw one in the wild was when we were snorkeling & hand-feeding some of the coral reef fishes frozen green peas. The Puffer got so excited as my daughter fed him/her that he came up and bit off her fingernail along with the little green pea. Fortunately no harm was done to either her or the fish. Can’t say the same for the fashion nail.

One last item not aquarium related…the beaver was out swimming around enjoying the sunshine. Usually he’s in his burrow sleeping.

The busy beaver enjoying the sunshine

The busy beaver enjoying the sunshine

I love this place, with or without my camera in hand.

 

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