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New England Trip 2012 – Day 9 – Chatham to Provincetown, Cape Cod

Chatham Lighthouse Cape Cod

Our plan for the day was to drive to Provincetown at the end of Cape Cod and then return to Chatham again in the evening. We had never been to Provincetown, so weren’t sure what we might find when we got there, or what we might see along the way. Our first side trip was to see the Chatham lighthouse and to look at a bit of the local shoreline. (above – click on thumbnail for larger version of information plaque)

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Aquariums Tennessee USA

Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, Tennessee (Part II)

Penguin swimming

The first part of this multi-part posting of my visit to the Tennessee Aquarium focused on the orchids and butterflies exhibits and a few of stingrays on exhibit. This Part II highlights the reefs and the jelly fish displays. The jelly fish are a bit tough to photograph because they are in constant motion but I was surprised by the number of different varieties that the Tennessee Aquarium had on display and the amount of aquarium space that they had allocated to displaying these interesting creatures. Part III covers the “River Journey” building.

Coral Reef - Tennessee Aquarium

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Home and About Ontario Ottawa

Ottawa Valley Aquarium Society – Annual GIANT Auction – 2010

At their monthly meetings, the members of the Ottawa Valley Aquarium Society (OVAS) get a chance to bid on a number of aquarium hobby related items – fish, plants, tanks, books, etc. They call these the ‘monthly mini auctions’. Then, once a year, they really take the aquarium auction process to a whole new level with their Annual GIANT Auction.

For long-time members, the annual event is a time to renew old acquaintances, to dispose of a few items not being used in the present fish room set-up, or to put that hand up to bid for that lonely item that will really be welcome in its new home :-).

Ottawa Valley Aquarium Society - Annual GIANT Auction - 2010

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Canada Explorer Home and About Ontario Ottawa

My reef in 2006

In 2006, my main reefs consisted of two 40 gallon aquariums, each 4 feet long. Since these corals were photographed, both reefs suffered badly during a temporary power failure and most of the corals were lost.

Leather sp.

Xenia sp.

Pulsing Xenia sp. When the conditions are right these polyps open and close in a rhythmic fashion.

Yellow Wrasse

Ricordea sp.

Toadstool Leather

Montipora digitata

Xenia sp.

Zoanthis sp.

Zoanthid sp.

Zoanthid sp.

Montipora capricornus “Monti Cap”

Ricordea sp.

Leather sp.

Candy Cane sp. These multiply by eventually forming a wall between two halves and then becoming individual units of a cluster formation.

Unknown Cornal sp.

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Micronesia Island Adventure Saipan

Snorkelling Saipan Island

I was at this island for almost 3 weeks (spent 4 days island hopping out of the 15). This island is not as ‘nice’ as Guam in appearance but it does offer a lot of snorkeling & scuba opportunities. (Location: Saipan)

It’s part of the country the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, which is protected by the US, so US citizens can travel here (flying though Japan) without complications, Canadians too, requiring only their passport.

The Language is English, Currency is USA dollars.