I thought it was very nice of them to welcome me in such a personal way. ha. This is the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, Oregon. I decided that you might enjoy the photos from here... and well, I took a ton of them. Many are too awful to show off, but some aren't too bad. I hope you enjoy them. It was a fun place to visit. I just wish the sea otter had been more cooperative. He is my favorite of all of the sea beings. The seals moved to fast for my camera to capture. Sorry about that. They were fun to watch. An intelligent person would have written down the names of the fish, etc. That would not be me. You'll have to guess. As always, if you click on them, you can see the details. :) The funny looking sand/ camo things are rays that you can pet. They feel rough and slimy at the same time. An odd feeling. The wild thing is a lion fish. You can see them at any pet shop of quality. There is a cuddle fish looking shy. Sea horses are in with the neat pointy crusty thing that I can't recall it's name. The last fish glows in the dark. And well, this crab made it clear that it did not care for me at all. The feeling was somewhat mutual. They are like giant sea spiders... super ick.