Many of the aquarium's displays can be seen from multiple levels, and it was interesting to compare the view from the top and the bottom. The aquarium pulls in 2,000 gallons of fresh ocean water from the bay per minute, circulates it through the more than 100 exhibit tanks, then pumps it back out into the ocean. We saw all of the major displays:
- Each of the six habitat areas.
- The kelp forest, one of the tallest aquarium exhibits in the world.
- The octopus and squids. where the Giant Pacific Octopus climbed its way along the display glass using its tentacles.
- The sea otters, penguins, and areas where you could touch plants and animals.
|I see these jellyfish every time I use my phone|
When we were finished at the aquarium we got back in the car and drove to Seventeen Mile Drive, a scenic road through Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove. For a while the road was adjacent to the coast and had several scenic turnouts. Even though it was jacket weather, at the first beach Hubby Tony and I took off our shoes and walked into the ocean long enough to get our feet wet. At many of the stops there was no beach. Instead, the rocky shores met up with the ocean.
|The Lone Cypress at Pebble Beach|