Since tomorrow was declared a special non working holiday, it is expected that the volume of people will surpass the number of Ninoy's funeral. Although its sort of different now, our love for Tita Cory brings us together to bring her to her final resting place beside her beloved husband, our hero Ninoy.
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In Kalaliman (deep), explore deep sea marine creatures such as stingray, guitar shark, tiger shark and other pating (shark) species. What made me stay at this place? I was fascinated with the giant stingray, the stingrays on the glass roof and of course, I love observing the school of fish.
I remember my English professor back in college asking us the plural form of fish. All of us got the wrong answer, we told her “Its easy, fishes”. She said. that the plural form of fish is “school of fish”. I told my kids about this, and they’re in Kalaliman aquarium, swimming in group… school of fish.
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By this time, I should be on my way home from out of town vacation from La Union Beach and Baguio. We decided to postponed the planned vacation to prioritize school expenses, my kids suggested to visit Manila Ocean Park instead. I really need a day-off from household chores since I don’t have yaya now and hardly find time to blog. Anyway, you can click the images to view the larger images.
Manila Ocean Park is the first and largest aquarium facility in the Philippines located at the back of Quirino Grandstand in Luneta Park, Manila. Experience a wide variety of species, such as sharks, fish and invertebrates indigenous to the Philippines and Southeast Asia. The image at right is the lobby. Entrance fee is php 400 and php 350 for children. Discounts are available for senior citizens, students and Manila residents. You may call (632)567-2309 for further inquiries.
The Oceanarium is divided into five main sections: Agos (Flow), Bahura (Reef), Laot (Fishing Ground), Buhay Na Karagatan (The Living Ocean) and Kalaliman (The Deep). You may click the section link for more information and wonderful images of each part of Manila Ocean Park. You can see more “touch screen” educational and information machine inside the oceanarium like the image at right. I found it impressive and try a few search.
Bahura (means reef) is the second main section of Manila Ocean Park after Agos (flow). Bahura features fascinating sea creatures in the Philippine coral reefs. It is dark in here, flash of camera inside the oceanarium should be off at all times. Flash might stress the fish. I’m amazed in this part because many marine creatures I haven’t seen before can be found here such as the giant japanese spider crab, (the body is twice or thrice bigger than a human head), razorfish, reef stone fish, Singapore shrimp goby, spotted garden eel, titan triggerfish, chambered nautilus, blue spotted ribbontail ray (pagi or stingray), bamboo shark (the eggs of bambo shark can also be seen) and many more.
Remember the animated movie Nemo? I love Dory, I don’t know the fish specie so I simply call it Dory. And of course, I love Nemo, the clown fish. I first saw clown fish in Club Paradise in Palawan and this was the second time I saw again a clown fish in action. Click thumbnails to view the larger and better images.
Manila Ocean Park begins the marine journey at Agos (filipino word of flow), learn about the natural flow of water from land to see. Agos features the artificial falls and various african orchids. Click thumbnails for better view of the images.
The Giant arapaima looks like aruana to me and its really huge. I think they belong to same species. The second image is the top view of giant arapaima. The beautiful landscape features artificial waterfalls, wooden stairs, various african orchids and of course, marine creatures.
You can also find here the Touch Pool wherein you can touch the blue and brown starfish. Don’t remove them from water. I had a small chat with the employee there, I told her that I brought home blue starfish from Laia, Batangas years ago and place it in coleman jug but forgot to leave open the cover. When I opened it at home, it was color gray and dead. My mistake, I should have not took it home in the first place.
Other marine creatures that can be found here are electric eel, tawny nurse shark, alligator gar and other small fish.