May 06, 2010
Oct 14, 2010
I went to the Alaska SeaLife Center today. It's a combination public aquarium, research facility and ocean wildlife rescue center. The facility was completed in 1998. A large part of their initial funding came from the Exxon Valdez oil spill settlement funds. Unlike many aquariums that try and show fish from around the world, this one just has local animals. And they don't just have fish. They also have some marine mammals (currently just sea lions and seals) and birds. The birds are kept in a 21.5 foot deep aquarium. You can watch them dive and swim around in the aquarium. The seals and sea lions put on a bit of a show at feeding time.