Something a bit fishy in Sandy UT
The Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy Utah is an attraction to put on your list of things to see and do when you visit the Salt Lake Valley.
You'll find the Aquarium at the intersection of 10600 South and 700 East. There is plentiful parking. I went yesterday afternoon and was there with a grand number of school children, many of whom were willing to share their knowledge.
What a time – the place is beautiful. Well laid out, easy access, heaps of information on the exhibits, healthy, active, denizens from sea and river, a large flock of penguins on steroids (a really boiling pool of activity and showmanship), an electric eel sparking away, anacondas and green tree snakes, transparent fish, glowing jellies, poisonous and venomous, and of course, piranha ( I had a Hollywood version of shiny, devouring creatures: these were over a foot long and reasonably docile looking, if you remember that they attack mostly smaller prey than their size, unless they act as a pack to tackle something like a horse ~ and possibly the rider as well. Nice to be warned!
Imagine a petting/touching pool in the middle of the Aquarium in the midst of eager children. It was a blast.
Challenges for photographers – Very low light, or no light. The tank surfaces pretty much preclude flash. I experimented with 800 ISO. Next time I shall carry a monopod, and also attempt video.
Next Time? – of course, Next Time. I enjoyed the experience so much that I voted with my wallet and took out Membership for a year ($20) and so can go back as many times as I like.
Perhaps I can show you around the Living Planet Aquarium