Sunday, June 7, 2009

6/8 Blue Monday

bluemondayIt’s time for Blue Monday hosted by Sally at Smiling Sally. Don’t forget to visit her site to see links to more participants!

Today I am going to share the blues found at the Georgia Aquarium. It opened Nov. 23, 2005, and is the world's largest aquarium. Offering more than half a million square feet, covering 9 ½ acres and adjacent to the Centennial Olympic Park, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, GA, is home to tens of thousands of animals including 500 species around the world. The Georgia Aquarium holds more than 8 million gallons of fresh and marina water, and also features 60 habitats including 12,000 square feet of viewing windows, topping a total of 328 tons of acrylic.

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The largest exhibit measures 263 feet long x 126 feet wide x 33 feet deep at the maximum depth, holding 6.2 million gallons of water and housing four whale sharks and the only manta ray in the U.S. along with thousands of animals. The second largest exhibit holds 800,000 gallons of water and is home to three beluga whales. Other features include the 4-D theater, the Learning Loop and the world-class veterinary services and conservation medicine facility.

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Beluga whale

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Link to Georgia Aquarium website HERE

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61 comments:

  1. I enjoyed reading your blog today.
    I love all the new blogs
    I have found. Quite a unique group.
    I love making new blogging friends..
    I have several Disney posts already on my blog and have several more to post. Hope you will stop by for a visit.

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  2. This looks wonderful, Susan. I love aquariums, and that looks like a fun one!

    Happy Blue Monday!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  3. Wonderful Blue..

    Have a nice day
    Lots of luv,
    Ita

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  4. What beautiful blue water... I bet those fish and other marine animals love their homes there. I would love to visit some day.

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  5. So wonderful to see this. Love the blue water and looking at all the fish....Christine

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  6. these pictures are really special!! I love them!!

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  7. I love visiting aquariums. Beautiful blue!

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  8. Wonderful rich blues! There is something so restful about watching fish gliding through the water!

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  9. Just sitting and watching the fish makes you feel so peaceful doesn't it? Until some kids come along and start banging on the glass! LOL

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  10. I had no idea the largest aquarium was in Georgia!

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  11. Susan, What an awesome place, I would love to visit this aquarium. Maybe one day soon we will get to Atlants, be worth a trip just to visit and see this magnificent place. Thanks for sharing today.

    Happy Blue Monday.

    Barbara

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  12. I like very much to go to the aquarium too.

    Alfazema

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  13. Awww, you've made me miss Atlanta even more! We visited last year, and went to the aquarium, and it was awesome. Hubby and I really loved Atlanta and are ready to go back again.

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  14. Hi, happy blue Monday to you,gosh I love aquariums, those photos are wonderful! Today on MaidenShade Matters I have a post called Embroidered Lives - It's about a man, a dog, a love story, and a bit about embroidery - xJ

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  15. Oooh, I would love to visit the aquarium! Adding this to my list, if I ever get to Atlanta, I'll need to stay at least a week!
    Thanks for sharing this.

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  16. Happy Blue Monday! What an interesting visit that would be! Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  17. What a beautiful BLUE world. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday!

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  18. The blue of the sky was almost enough to qualify for Blue Monday!!

    Love the post!

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  19. What gorgeous photos, Susan!! Thanks so much for sharing the aquarium. Looks like a great place to visit!

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  20. I've lived in GA for eight years and I've never visited the Aquarium. It's quite a drive for us...but still, I'd love to go.

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  21. Good Morning ! Happy Blue Monday! Beautiful blue post! Have a great week!
    Bless you, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

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  22. We really need to visit the Aquarium. It's only a few hours away and we've never been.

    Love the beluga whale - we saw them at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago many years ago.

    Thanks for sharing with us, I have some ammunition for Jay now!!

    Lisa

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  23. Beautiful blue posting today, Susan.
    I, too, love aquariums.
    xo bj

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  24. It still seems so odd to me that Atlanta is home of the world's largest aquarium. Living where I do I would have expected that title to go to a facility that wasn't inland. LOL I've heard it's wonderful, but we haven't visited ... maybe someday. Aren't beluga whales one of the most enchanting creatures???

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  25. Susan, I really enjoyed today's information - I'm one who follows links, so it takes me forever to get through a post :-). I loved the blues you picked for today. I find the prow like entrance to the aquarium quite striking. It would be an understatement to say it makes a statement.

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  26. Wow, this would be such a fun day. Thanks for sharing, Susan. Happy Blue Monday.

    Barb

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  27. Aquariums are just amazing...and what beautiful blue! Thank you for sharing it with us today!

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  28. Hi Susan, oh the pics make me want to go swimming ,LOL ! It is going to be hot here today.We have a fresh water aquarium here where I live .

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  29. One of my favorite things about the blogs that I read is the information received. I did not know about this aquarium, but thanks to you, it is now on my list for when we visit Georgia.
    ♥, Susan

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  30. What a fun post! Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Just beatuiful photo's! Thank you for sharing them with us!
    ~smiles~

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  32. GM Susan...this is just wonderful Happy Blue Monday to you my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  33. Hi Susan,

    What a great blue post. Well, come on and be my stitching buddy on the Gameboard sampler! :)

    Have a great day!

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  34. great post of blue monday...the water is so clear that you almost see everything under the water

    Las Islas Filipinas World

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  35. Great photos!
    By the way. . . You've been TAGGED! (hehehe)
    Visit my blog to find out what's up!
    HAGD! Karen

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  36. Good morning Susan! There are some great blues at the aquarium!! Love the underwater shots. Happy blue Monday to you!

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  37. Thank you for sharing the aquarium with us, Susan. The pictures are beautiful and it sounds awesome. I would love to visit it someday.

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  38. Those are great blue photos. I love the brightness of the colors.

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  39. Hi!
    Awesome Photos!!! Love them and all the info you gave. Thanks for taking me on this tour! Have a great day!!

    Sherrie

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  40. Susan,

    Such beautiful pictures! The Georgia Aquarium would be a facinating place to visit.
    Enjoy your week!

    Beth

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  41. I live in the ATL and love visiting the aquarium...these photos are bluuuuu-tiful!What a great idea for a blue Monday post!
    Happy Blue Monday~
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  42. Those aquarium shots are awesome!
    I can only say "wow"!
    Happy Monday to you!

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  43. That couldn't be bluer. You really outdid yourself in following directions. Happy blue Monday to you. xo Joan

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  44. Hi Susan
    Happy Blue Monday ,great photos.
    Wonderful trip to the aquarium.
    I have had a great time.
    Thank you sweetie.
    Blessings to you .
    Happy Trails
    Hugs

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  45. Hi Susan, as many times as I go to my daughter's house in Atlanta, I have not been to the Georgia Aquarium yet..I hope to visit there one day.Thanks for sharing these great shots.

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  46. Well hello from Canada. It's been awhile.
    The Aquarium wasn't built when we lived there. I wish it was, since the kids were smaller, and we adore visiting Aquarium's. Vancouver has one of the first Aquarium's where we had a membership for years.
    Happy Blue Monday Susan, hope all is well, and your settled in for the summer.
    Love Claudie
    xoxox

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  47. Wow!! What a cool place! Love all the Blue pics! I've always loved whales too! :-) L~

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  48. Looks like a great place to visit! The water in the photos is the blueist blue I ever seen, REALLY BLUETIFUL!!

    Thanks for the virtual visit there!!
    Sherri:)

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  49. Oh that is so awesome, I loved to see the pictures of the whales they are so gracefull. I can only imagine how massive that building must feel to hold all that. Happy Blue Monday

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  50. I would love to visit there one day! Thanks for sharing! :D Jewel

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  51. Wow! What an amazing place! Thanks for sharing that, Susan. laurie

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  52. OH MY! This is BRILLIANT, Susan!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for your SWEET comment!!!
    Hugs,
    Monica.

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  53. Definitely BLUE and I feel like go swimming with them. It is good that they build this aquarium so you do not have to lear scuba diving to see the wonderful sea.

    Thank you for showing us,
    Maria Berg, Sweden

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  54. Hi Susan,
    That was a fun little tour, I would love to go! Thanks for sharing it with us. Cindy

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  55. Beautiful pictures, but I have a feeling I'm going to be hearing that "Baby Beluga" song in my head for the rest of the day! (0;

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  56. I love that aquarium for having whale sharks! My goodness Susan, Georgia seems chock full of wonderful things! I will have to start looking for pennies to save so my family and can experience that aquarium!

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  57. Love your Blue Monday Post...You have inspired me me to visit our Shedd Aquarium in Chicago- I used to visit more often, when my kids were younger.
    I'm putting it on my list of things to do!

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  58. That looks like a fun place to visit. Happy day after Blue Monday!

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  60. Hi Susan, I'm late visiting my blue Mon. visitors. We are now in Montrose, Colorado and Looking forward to a new adventure tomorrow.

    Your blue for yesterday is wonderful Who doesn't love to visit an aquarium? I sure do. the photos are terrific.

    I am attempting to post for tomorrow's Outdoor event. I hope my choice will be ok. See you tomorrow.

    Hugs...Jeanne

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