In an octopus’ garden in the shade

September 15, 2013

Come along on a visit to the magnificent Monterey Bay Aquarium on the central California coast.

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The world’s finest wilderness lies beneath the waves.  Wyland

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Fish that look like flowers waving slowly

Fish that look like flowers waving slowly

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonders forever.  Jacques-Ives  Cousteau

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The tides are in our veins.  Robinson Jeffers


Jellyfish in their graceful dance

Jellyfish in their graceful dance


jelly still

jelly big widnow

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These stills hint at what the video below shows you in motion.

I spin on the circle of wave upon wave of the seas. Pablo Neruda

I’d like to be under the sea in an octopus’ garden in the shade.  Ringo Starr

Listen to a docent explain predatory behavior at feeding time–and watch survival of the fittest at its most primitive.


Moray eel

Moray eel

We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea– whether to sail or to watch– we are going back from whence we came. JFK



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It is practically impossible to look at a penguin and feel angry. Joe Moore

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Otters love to play

Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don’t drift away from one another.

To me the sea is a continual miracle; the fishes that swim–the rocks–the motion of the waves…What stranger miracles are there? Walt Whitman

 Seabird collage


For whatever we lose, like a you or a me, it’s always our self that we find in the sea. ee cummings


Sea turtle

3 comments on “In an octopus’ garden in the shade
  1. Teressa Morris says:

    The otters and the jellyfish are my favorites!! Love Monterey Bay Aquarium!! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. DarleneMAM says:

    Wow! Did you take all of the photographs?

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