23 September 2012

Close encounters of the fishy kind

family fun day at a government research building.

it was the 50th anniversary of the bedford institute of oceanography (canadas largest oceanographic institute), so they had an open house this weekend. some of the research buildings were open to the public, they had an outdoor wave tank available for viewing, a huge tent filled with touchable ocean life (some alive, some dead), a coast guard boat available for exploring, and there were tons of canadians milling around government property. it was really cool, a great way to spend an afternoon. X loved the touch tent best of all, and even identified a basking shark and hammerhead shark (on a poster) without aid.

 
(walking in the fog down to the institute; touching a pollack fish; in front of the coast guard boat)

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