There are many sea creatures that camouflage themselves for self-preservation. They mimick different animals or they change their colors.I knew I took this picture for some reason. There is something inside this little aquarium - it's a fish that is a master of disguise fish. Can you figure it out?Is it on the algae? Is it on the sand? Where is it?more
I had been to many aquaria in the world (I had been to the San Diego Aquarium at the Seaworld, Monterey Aquarium (the largest aquarium in the United States) and Seattle Aquarium), but I haven't seen a collection of alive hook fish. At the Oarai Aquarium, you can see that they have a small glass tank filled with soft white sand and ocean water. It...more
While waiting for the main attration of the Oarai Aquarium, which was the performance of the dolphins and the sea lions, we went to the observation deck. It is overlooking the harbor as the Oarai Aquarium was established close to the ocean. The neighboring town can also be seen at the view deck. There is a telescope you can use.more
It so happen that when we were visiting the Oarai Aquaworld, it was the time for the aquarium staff to feed the penguins. He came out with a bucketful of fish and the penguins came out running. There was a special place specifically built for the penguins. They were place in a colder place that suits their body temperature.more
We waited for the sealions/dolphins to perform. There were about a hundred spectators inside the covered pool. There were four dolphins performing. They jumped through hulahoops and they had synchronized swimming. It was a pleasant display. The children loved the tricks of the dolphins!more
There are so many choices here. You can have any sushi you like. However, it is very expensive!
We opted for the cheaper noodles because we were waiting to get out so we can have barbecued squid on our road stop on our way back home.
Favorite Dish: Odom noodles
There are many sea creature stuffed toys at the aquarium. You can also buy different fresh sea shells. There are dolphins, orcas, sea otters, sea lions, starfish, sea horses, etc.
What to buy: Stuffed toys
What to pay: Depends on what you buy
As soon as we were seated waiting for the Dolphins & Sea Lion Show to start, I was told by a local resident not to sit close to the pool because I will probably get wet once the dolphins and the sea lions come out jumping out from the water!
So, my father and my sister moved out from where we were sitting to higher level seats. It was actually better because I can see the pool better and have a better view of the show.