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lukeos5

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Man, that's horrible! Why the heck would anyone want to do something so cruel? I've worked at a few zoos, and there was a similar incident at one where someone tried to steal two Golden Eagles, and instead wound up killing and ditching them on the zoo side of the fence. Anyhow, I hope you're able to have a good time and learn something depite the murders. I'm looking forward to hearing about it.
 
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I have never understood why people do things like the vandals did... But then there's a lot that people do which I can't understand....

Anyway I live in the Santa Cruz mountains and have had the pleasure of visiting the Aquarium... I've been to the one in Baltimore and the one in New Orleans and the one in Monte Carlo. I think Monterey is the best that I've seen. I'm also a friend of the public relations officer there, he's a great guy, I got to know him through our alpaca raising, because he and his ex used to raise them.

I'll check on the cuttlefish status, I certainly hope they didn't go.
I think one of the most intriguing critters I've seen there though was the "predatory tunicate" which looks like a translucent pacman on a stick that is attached to the coral. This was part of their "mysteries of the deep" exhibit, and you can see it on line now, as they no longer have it at the aquarium...

http://montereybayaquarium.com/efc/efc_mbh/dsc_about_life.asp

Check out the "habitat" link there is a video there of tunicates and soft coral.

See ya later! :smile:
 

Squid Queen

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I remember spending about an hour in front of the Cuttle exhibit with a sketchbook and drawing cuttles. Boy did I get some weird looks from people. : laughing:
 

erich orser

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Alas, the cuttle exhibit is no more. Like a lot of aquariums, they have gone totally region-specific in their menagerie so the chambered nautilus are gone now as well.

Could you imagine if the San Diego Zoo decided to go with this approach? "Here we have the feral cat enclosure. Look at those vicious tabbies! Next are the two mangy coyotes, and down in the nocturnal exhibit beside the raccoon environment you'll find our newest special exhibit: Possums! Pouch Rat of the Cul-de-sac!"
 

Squid Queen

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erich orser said:
Alas, the cuttle exhibit is no more. Like a lot of aquariums, they have gone totally region-specific in their menagerie so the chambered nautilus are gone now as well.

Could you imagine if the San Diego Zoo decided to go with this approach? "Here we have the feral cat enclosure. Look at those vicious tabbies! Next are the two mangy coyotes, and down in the nocturnal exhibit beside the raccoon environment you'll find our newest special exhibit: Possums! Pouch Rat of the Cul-de-sac!"
I thought the point of zoos/aquariums was to see animals you don't normally see! I mean, okay, with aquariums, it's sort of given that you're seeing things you don't normally see...!
 

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