A blog by Jorge Garcia.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Vanaqua: Behind the Glass

Then we got to go behind the scenes at the aquarium.

We saw some baby clown fish. There were smaller ones than these. But these actually show up better (and look like clown fish). I'm holding a penny up to the glass to give a sense of size. 
There once was a time when someone owned a clown fish and named it something cute and original like "Puddles" but nowadays all clown fish are "Nemo." These two little fellas on the left are Nemo and Nemo. The other two are their reflection. 
We saw a snake that they were apparently training to "go" on the paper.
Here I am holding little turtle.
Here I am finding out that the turtle has an eye infection. 
Not pictured, me going to buy some Purell.

In the rain forest room we got to hold a butterfly. 
And we watched a sloth eat tofu.

Hmm... a sloth, reptiles... I have a sneaking suspicion this aquarium is a zoo. 


emmasholi said...

Awwww those baby clown fish are so cute!!!

Hmmv, I can kind of understand reptiles in an aquarium, but not sloths and butterflys :S lol

Jodi said...

You saw Nemo!! Aww, they were so cute!

Favorite line of the post...
"Not pictured, me going to buy some Purell.

I would have done the same thing. Blech!

Andrea said...

hallo Jorge!
beautifull pics!
clown fish are so nice!!
they remember me "finding nemo"!!!

redelf said...

I love sloths!! I didnt know they lived at aquariums.

See, you need to have some kids. When you have kids you carry Purell everywhere because Kids are germy!

Shanathalas said...

You saw the Sloth eat tofu!? 20 years I've been going to the Vancouver Aquarium and in all that time I have never even seen the sloth move. I was convinced that it had died and they'd stuffed it years ago.

James Hernandez said...


That's why I say that Vancouver is not part of Canada! It's too cosmopolitan.

dcantrell said...

Snakes can be trained?

Rachel Snyder said...

Cool pics. That reminds me of when I went to the Peruvian Amazon and got to hold all kinds of interesting animals. I have a picture of myself holding a little monkey and another with a snake around my neck.

Bethany James Leigh Shady said...

ohjies! you forgot to mention the fact that i got to name the eye infected turtle MEGADEATH!

and i like the fact that you say you saw "Sloth eat tofu" instead of A sloth because it makes it sound like we saw the guy from The Goonies. but seeing him eat tofu would probably make me barf.

AllBlueZoo said...

love the new front page banner!

Angel said...

Love following all your adventures. The fish are so cute! I am such a female that way! LOL!!! Hope your having a great day! Stop by my blog some time and say hey! I look forward to your next post. And Love your new Blog header pic! That is really neat!

Erin said...


This is going to sound very bold… but I’m just crazy enough to ask.

Over the past year, I’ve been writing a feature with you in mind as the lead. It’s a silly/sweet story about a guy named Frank, a professional invisible friend, who just isn’t very good at his job.

I realize I’m reaching for the stars here, but I’d love to talk more with you about it. If you’re still in Vancouver (and even if you’re not), and you’d like to hear more, give me a shout and let me know if you’d be interested in helping an up and coming writer’s dream come true.


Maria's Space said...

Those fish are cute. Thanks for the penny scale.

Love the face holding the turtle. Cute. Purell is a necessity.

Anonymous said...

If a snake has a triangular head, it's best to shoot first and ask questions later.

blank said...

Hey there Jorge - I just found your blog so I'm doing a LOT of catching up.

Anyway, that snake is a Columbian Red Tailed Boa Constrictor. I've got a 2 1/2 year old one, myself. Newspaper is the cheapest bedding you can put in a tank. I wish, oh man do I wish, I could train Rocky to go in one spot. Then again, he's 5 1/2 feet long, so he does whatever he wants. hahah

Love your blog so far. You're awesome.


Momof4 said...

LOL on the Purell. I was thinking it as I saw the 1st pic w/ the turtle.