Today we visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium, a true gem of a teaching, learning and hands-on experience museum. I’ve been dreaming of seeing the jellyfish and the new Tentacles exhibit. The pre-hype did not disappoint.
The jellyfish were absolutely stunning, magnetic in how they pulled me into their world and led me around and around their tank and inner home.
Next, the octopuses (which is how the sign read NOT octopi. Who knew?) Their flowy bulbous body, eight (yes, we did count them) dangly, twisty, suction-cupped arms and two ink-black, soul-boring eyes completely entranced the lot of us. We stood glued to our spots, unable to speak as we took in all that was unfolding in front of us. The large, orangish-red octopus was propelling itself up to the top of the water then gently floating and spiraling down to the floor of tank. Again and again, dancing to its own internal music, entertaining us all in wonderment and awe.