cousins from far away are a great excuse to stop working and visit the newport aquarium. there's a show in the shark tank, and before it begins the kids can get right up to the glass.
this ray shark came to say hello.
the first part of the presentation was about turtles.
using video screens, the instructor compared sizes of these animals to humans. leatherback turtles are much bigger than the average woman.
when the bubbles stopped, you could see the two scuba divers behind the presenter. one diver engaged the audience, while the other watched the sharks. at one point a shark came too close, and she used a long, gray stick to direct it away.
now that's an interesting job!
joy to you!