Trip to the aquarium — again!

We have been on a trip to the Melbourne Aquarium, but now it is time to head for home. We may come back again. But let’s have a quick look at two other  intriguing fish.

Alligator pipe fish -- another member of the Syngnathidae family, and so related to sea horses and seadragons.

Alligator pipe fish — another member of the Syngnathidae family, and so related to sea horses and seadragons. (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, March 2013)

Razor fish -- they seem to swim vertically, and there are dozens of them!(Photo copyright: Anne Lawson March 2013)

Razor fish — they seem to swim vertically, and there are dozens of them!
(Photo copyright: Anne Lawson March 2013)

And before we leave we have to dash into the gift shop. Which sea horse would you like to take home? A soft toy? A key ring? A snow dome?

A mountain of soft toy sea horses.(Photo copyright: Anne Lawson March 2013)

A mountain of soft toy sea horses. The orange ones are males. They have the cute little ones in their pouches — more like a kangaroo than a sea horse.
(Photo copyright: Anne Lawson March 2013)

More of the sea horse mountain. (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson 2013)

More of the sea horse mountain.
(Photo copyright: Anne Lawson 2013)

Sea horses on key chains(Photo copyright: Anne Lawson 2013)

Sea horses on key chains
(Photo copyright: Anne Lawson 2013)

Sea horses marching on to World Domination! Imagine if the world was ruled by sea horses.....(Photo copyright: Anne Lawson 2013)

Sea horses marching on to World Domination! Imagine if the world was ruled by sea horses…..
(Photo copyright: Anne Lawson 2013)

Sea horses in snow domes. I wonder what they think of the snow?(Photo copyright: Anne Lawson 2013)

Sea horses in snow domes. I wonder what they think of the snow?
(Photo copyright: Anne Lawson 2013)

These are my favourites, because they are so incredibly kitsch!(Photo copyright: Anne Lawson 2013)

These are my favourites, because they are so incredibly kitsch!
(Photo copyright: Anne Lawson 2013)

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3 Responses to Trip to the aquarium — again!

  1. metan says:

    Seahorse. World. Domination. I like the way your mind works 😀
    Which souvenir did you buy in the end?

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    • anneb54 says:

      What would a world ruled by seahorses look like? They seem to be solitary little things, so I doubt that they could get their act together to even get together in herds! Souvenir? Take a guess……

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      • metan says:

        In a world controlled by seahorses I bet we would all be put to work in the seaweed farms and being used as human shields to keep away all other predatory fish… 😉

        If I was buying a souvenir I think I would have chosen the green seahorse with the staring eyes from the last photo, the pink stuffed seahorses are too horrible to contemplate, they look a bit like My Little Sea Pony!

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