Posts Tagged ‘Jellyfish’

Visit to Sumida Aquarium, Tokyo

It was very crowded the day we visited Sumida Aquarium, so I didn’t have the luxury of having enough room or time to take some of the pics I would have wanted to take, but some did turn out alright:

Jellyfishes at the Sumida Aquarium #1

Jellyfishes at the Sumida Aquarium #1

Jellyfishes at the Sumida Aquarium #2

Jellyfishes at the Sumida Aquarium #2

Jellyfishes at the Sumida Aquarium #3

Jellyfishes at the Sumida Aquarium #3

Translucent Shrimp on Green Plants at the Sumida Aquarium

Translucent Shrimp on Green Plants at the Sumida Aquarium

Penguin Display at the Sumida Aquarium

Penguin Display at the Sumida Aquarium

Penguins at the Sumida Aquarium

Penguins at the Sumida Aquarium

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Berlin Aquadom

Sea Life Berlin is a fairly small, and largely child-oriented aquarium. Good but not spectacular. The best part is the “Aquadom” which is a 25 metre tall cylindrical acrylic glass aquarium with built-in transparent elevator. Here’s a selection of pics from both:

Berlin Aquadom: Fish by Sea Urchin

Berlin Aquadom: Fish by Sea Urchin

Berlin Aquadom: Jellyfish

Berlin Aquadom: Jellyfish

Berlin Aquadom: People Taking Pictures within the AquaDom

Berlin Aquadom: People Taking Pictures within the AquaDom

Berlin Aquadom: Two-banded Sea-breams

Berlin Aquadom: Two-banded Sea-breams

Berlin Aquadom

Berlin Aquadom

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Chinese Autumn Moon Festival Lunch Includes Tentacles!

I was invited to join in for lunch at a local Dim Sum place in Markham (near where I work) by some of my colleagues who hail from mainland China. The lunch was to celebrate the mid-Autumn festival, also known as the “Moon Festival”.

One of my favorite dim sum dishes is squid. I saw cuttlefish on the menu and asked for that. It wasn’t what I expected, and though it may look unappetizing to some (Bill didn’t even touch it 😉 I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Cuttlefish tentacles

Another pic of them

One of my colleagues mentioned that they liked jellyfish, and asked if I would like to try it. I was game, and tried it as well. More tentacles, chewy and a bit crispy in a light vinegar-based sauce, served with slices of beef. Yum!

Beef slices and jellyfish tentacles

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