I really enjoyed the Monterey Bay Aquarium, so I had to drag my wife to
the closest thing we have in Santa Barbara, the Ty Warner Sea Center.
The scale is not really comparable, but the people there are really
nice and they have some cool hands on things you can do. Since
they are out on Stearns Wharf, they can
actually drop experiments down through a big hole in the floor.
Right now the Sea Center has a "Camouflage" display including all kinds of
critters that are good at hiding. I don't think this guy was actually part of that
display, but he was doing his best with that nice collection of sea-weed.
The nice blue background was my wife's idea. She offered to stand behind the
aquarium in her nice blue shirt.