We left Shippagan and headed to Bouctouche, NB. Before we show our trip to Bouctouche we wanted to show you the terrific aquarium we visited yesterday afternoon.
This was the aquarium’s entrance.
Inside the aquarium was this monster lobster Cari admired. It weighed in at 28 pounds.
Various starfish from the area.
New Brunswick is famous for its Atlantic Salmon and great river fishing for them. Here are two.
Can’t have an aquarium in NB without lobsters!
Cod fish and wolf fish.
These are sea anemones. They are related to corals and jellyfish.
A striped bass.
Sturgeons are found in the St. Johns and Kennebecasis Rivers. The Atlantic Sturgeons can reach 800 lbs. They live in the ocean, but spawn in rivers above the tide line.
The aquarium had a “touch and hold” tank. This is a lobster with blue coloration, which is rather typical.
A razor clam.
A giant sea scallop. These take 3-6 years to mature and grow in deep waters. Whereas the small bay scallops mature in 6-8 months.
A large black muscle. Delicious!
The aquarium also had 4 fun seals.
As we walk walked back to the boat, Cari saw these poppies with great color.