Monday, 9 January 2017

Marine creatures in the museum

 Liverpool has a number of museums and the old Liverpool Museum (at one time the Derby Museum)  is now called the World Museum.  On the first floor there is an aquarium which is one of my favourite places to visit in the city centre.  Tiny children using my feet as a means of gaining a bit of height only adds to the fun of the experience and they were as excited as me to see the sea horses.  There’s something fascinating about a fish that swims upright, has no scales and uses its tail to grab onto things because it is not a strong swimmer.

These are Tiger Tail Seahorses (Hippocampus comes) a vulnerable species from the Western Pacific.

This is a Blue Sea Star (Linckia laevigata).

These are Greater Pipefish (Syngnathus acus).

These are Dragonets (Callionymus sp.).

A Spiny Satarfish (Marthasterias glacialis).

A Plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) swimming over a ray.



  1. The world below the water's surface is fascinating! Your pictures have made me want to visit Stuttgart's Wilhelma. The zoo has extensive aquariums covering nearly all parts of the world.

  2. Fascinating stuff. That blue sea star hardly looks real does it. Still I don't suppose they'd put a plastic one in the tank :D

  3. Some of the most fascinating creatures ever live under the water. Sea horses are a favorite here, too.

  4. The seahorses were always my favorite.


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