I am one of the many German students studying abroad. I am one of the people who love travelling. I can't sit still, I always have to do stuff. I am curious, always chasing for stories. Stay here for a while and be part of my respaced world

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sydney Aquarium


This morning I woke up with a little hangover. The weather wasn’t nice enough to go to the beach, it was only 20°C and cloudy (ahhh fall is gonna be here soon).

So what can you do in Sydney when you are in a not too talkative/social mood, it isn’t too nice outside and you don’t wanna stress your brain with too much information ?

It’s pretty simple – These conditions are perfect for a visit at Sydney Aquarium. It is dark and all you have to do is watching animals.

I just like Aquariums. Or fish in general. Whenever I visit a place and there’s a cool aquarium you can bet I’ll check it out. My grandpa had a big fish tank, so going to pet stores and buying fish/plants are part of my childhood memories. I have had two fish tanks in my life so far and my ex-boyfriend thought it was so cool that he himself got one, too. 



Chicago Aquarium

Miami Aquarium

Wow, that sounds geeky. I am also a fish lover when it comes to food. I love Sushi. What I am trying to say is: I’m a bit of an expert when it comes to Aquariums and fish. I liked the Sydney Aquarium, but I think I’ve seen better ones (i missed the dolphins. I'm such a girl). Anyway, I have to say: The Sydney Aquarium had quiet an impact on me ;)

Shaaaarks. I actually HATE sharks. But I think I changed my mind today. From all the animals I saw today (you can find “little penguins” in Sydney!!! So sweet! And lots of cool colorful fish)

The "little penguins"

-  I found the sharks as the most attractive ones. 

Sydney

A little bit of sharks’ history:
Until the 70’ies people didn’t really know about sharks, but thanks to television sharks got the reputation of “man eaters” (apparently not true. About 3 people a year are killed by sharks. PEANUTS). A “Let’s kill the man eaters and have shark soup” trend evolved. 
Cool for the people (some entertaining shark movies were produced). Not so cool for the sharks.
Today the population of sharks has declined tremendously and many species are considered as endangered.

The Aquarium in Sydney is the only place in the world where sharks are breeded and released! So far, the aquarium has done it with 17 sharks. Impressing, isn’t it? 

 
 
me touching a shark egg (not all shark species are born in eggs)  

Sounds like I’m starting to like sharks. Eeehhh well… don’t wanna meet them outside of an aquarium anyway.

So what do you think about sharks – did I convince you to feel sorry for them or do you rather feel like having a bowl of shark soup?

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have been interested in sharks since I saw 'Jaws'. I saw the movie 1000 times (at least it felt like that), but since then, sharks scare me to death.
I would definitely go for sharks in a bowl :-)))
XXX Bine

vito said...

what a great place... maybe like SEA WORLD in my city, Jakarta.

Franzi said...

haha, thanks for ur honesty, bine! have u ever tried shark soup? I wonder how it tastes like.
@vito: yeah, right! i loove seaworld. i'm such a kid

Anonymous said...

I have never tried shark soup, but I would like to know how it tastes like too. If I ever get the chance, I will tell you :-))
Btw I like your story about aquariums... I have been to the 'Nürnberger Aquarium' it's really small and not worth mentioning, but at least there were dolphins :-)) Wanna see more pictures if you are back!!!!
Have a good week!!!!!
XXX Bine

Franzi said...

hey bine! glad to hear u like the posting :) there's gonna be more pictures soon, i promise! why don't u try shark soup (available in every chinese store) and write a guest posting about it here on my blog?

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