Ahoy! Sea Life Centre, London Ahead!


On this International Talk like a Pirate day I thought it would be appropriate to share our visit to the Sea Life Centre in London with you. It was an excellent trip that both the boys and I enjoyed, even if we didn't get to walk the plank!

The Sea Life Centre is probably one of the rare times the boys will get to see a lot of sea life, apart from going to sea of course. During our visit LP had a wonderful time and was so excited to see all the sea life. He got to see lots of different types of fish as well as sharks, turtles, jellyfish, and starfish.

The anemones are mesmerising - I could've stood there for hours and watched them. 

I am always in awe of starfish too - did you know that if they had an arm cut off they could grow it back? How awesome is that?!

Tentacles reaching out from under the rock... *shudders*

Look at the little thing!

It took LP a while to spot the crab below but when he did he shrieked. He watched it for a few minutes so he could see it moving. He started asking a lot of questions about its shell and how it moves when it must be heavy.

Crab is one of my favourite sea food and I couldn't help myself thinking "mmm, yum!"

Next we wandered to a tank with large fish and I think they were stingrays but I can't be sure. LP was again asking questions, he couldn't understand why the stingrays buried themselves under the sand. It turns out that it's for security - to hide from predators. Interesting huh?

The next tank we saw was fairly large and we spotted this on the ground...

There were various fish swimming around - I couldn't tell you what most of them were!

And turtles too!

We wandered away from the larger tank to see the smaller ones further along the path. This next fish has always given me the "heeby-jeebies", it's teeth - have you seen it's teeth?! *shudders*

Onto the huge tanks where we saw sharks, all different kinds of sharks. Oh and huge heads too!

I think this shark is looking for something to eat! Avast!

After spending some time watching (and snapping photos) the sharks we headed to the next tanks.

I'm sure if you're a parent you can't help but think of Nemo when you see clownfish.

After seeing lots of fish we were surprised to find tortoises - and these little guys liked the limelight!

What I didn't expect to see in the Sea Life Centre was crocodiles yet there they were. I don't think this one was ticking (ala Captain Hook's crocodile!) but it looked quite content sitting in the light.

Personally I think he was waiting for Captain Hook.

I wasn't the only one mesmerised by these giant fish - BP liked them too!

The giant fish were great but then I heard the Hubby say we were coming up to the jellyfish. Usually at Sea Life Centres there's just one tank with jellyfish in but in London there's loads of them. I LOVED it! They're such interesting creatures to watch.

We spent a good couple of hours in the Sea Life Centre in London and I could've easily spent half the day there. I love watching fish swim around, it's just so relaxing.

I also did a little filming while there and I put the clips together into a short video for you to enjoy.

And if you'd like to check out these and more photos without the filter you can find them over on my Facebook Page. Do let me know what you think of the photos!

Have you ever visited Sea Life Centre, London?