S.E.A. Aquarium Preview

Tipped off by my friend that the S.E.A Aquarium was very nice and well worth the $88 annual pass for multiple visits, I went ahead and got one. I took an afternoon leave to run some personal errands and when I was finally free at about 4pm, I rushed down to S.E.A Aquarium, got my annual pass and went in for a quick 1/2 hour ‘preview’, before I rushed off to pick up my kids from the childcare.

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The first thing that struck me was the similar looking glass ‘tunnel’ I saw at Underwater World. But what came after that was a welcoming difference.

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There were many huge tanks with many fishes.

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But after a while, I began to realised that there were many similar looking tanks and similar looking fishes. Sure, there are many many fishes… but many similar looking kind, if not the same (S.E.A. Aquarium claimed that there are 800 species of marine animals). I expected to see many exotic creatures but was quite disappointed.

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As for photography, the curvy tanks and the strong lightings made distortions and reflections big challenges for photographers. Getting sharp, detailed shots of the fishes was really really difficult. Maybe that explained why there were relatively so few uploads of pictures taken at S.E.A. Aquarium to Flickr.

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In conclusion, if there would not be regular updates to the species of creatures in S.E.A. Aquarium, I will definitely not renew my annual pass when it expires. With so many huge tanks, I had expected to see rare, exotic creatures of the deep as well as huge fishes. Perhaps the tanks were too big. Even the sharks look like little fishes in them.

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