Steinhart Aquarium visit

Discussion in 'Neptune Aquatics' started by robert4025, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. robert4025

    robert4025 Sponsor

    Cerissa and I visited the place for the first time and we really had a great time. The best part, we get to see Rich and Matt working in their element...catching a Kline butterfly...in thousand gallons aquarium....with itty bitty nets....priceless!

    Enjoy the photos...

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  2. robert4025

    robert4025 Sponsor

  3. robert4025

    robert4025 Sponsor

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    These palythoi grandis are huge and so cool looking! I want one so bad!
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    Overall, it was a great day! Till the building's emergency system went off and every one had to evacuate the building...lol. Can't wait to go back!
     
  4. scuba71

    scuba71 Supporting Member

    Nice pics Robert.
     
  5. Seeing those pics with Rich and Matt makes me think, "That's work?!?" and "As boys get older their toys get bigger!" :)
     
  6. sfboarders

    sfboarders Guest

    Nice pics! What a killer job! :)
     
  7. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Is that Matt in the scuba gear? Looks a bit... wider faced than what I remember last I saw Matt :D
     
  8. 99sf

    99sf Guest

    Great photos! I don't remember seeing so many urchins in the shallow zone.
     
  9. perculation

    perculation Guest

    I was there last week myself. I saw that same cuttlefish. I think it was in the "feather duster" exhibit.

    I'll always have a weak spot for cephs.

    Did you guys see any other cuttlefish on display?
     
  10. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Nice pics!

    Now, if someone could just arrange a behind the scenes group trip for BAR members + family .....
    Just a thought.
     
  11. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    That has happened several times now... no free rides though, you and the family would have to buy tickets.
     
  12. Thales

    Thales Past President

    Hey Robert!

    It was good to see you if only for a minute across the water! One of these days I'll get to show you around!
     
  13. Cerissa

    Cerissa Sponsor

    Hey Rich!

    It was good to see you too....especially in your scuba gear! The whole butterfly catching episode was priceless. I think I must have laughed for 5 minutes 'cuz I couldn't imagine how you guys would catch that small fish in that big tank with that small net. Lmao!!!!

    Did you guys catch him yet, by any chance?
     
  14. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Alright, what's the story on why you needed to catch the butterfly :D
     
  15. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest


    1,000,000:1 odds it was eating something it shouldn't be ;)
     
  16. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    I'm interested in knowing whether you guys were able to catch the butterfly or not. :p
     
  17. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    No the butterfly is still in there
     
  18. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    care to elaborate beyond that, like to the effect of why capture it? it was eating something, right?
     
  19. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    I should have elaborated, how did they get in there? The ol' "hey I was told Klein's are reef safe" alibi? I know they got the large Imperator in there as well, and I guess as long as he's well fed who cares :D

    Speaking of butterfly, was their aiptasia in the big tank? I know I've seen it in quite a few smaller ones, but I didn't think those systems were attached to the big one.
     
  20. Thales

    Thales Past President

    We were able to catch the butterfly today. It took a while to learn where the good 'funnel' to a barrier net was.

    There are several fish in the reef that I wouldn't want in there, but they got us through opening. Now, its time to remove them so we can let the corals take hold to the point where a little predation from fish won't be a big deal.

    Getting in tomorrow to place several acros from grow out. Yah!
     

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