Boxfish at Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium

Fish Swim with Friends

Fish World

Fish are more often seen on a menu than in water for those of us who live in a concrete jungle. To see fish swim with other amazing marine creatures, head for water or an aquarium.

Once I had the amazing good fortune to snorkel near a bait ball in the Sea of Cortez.  Bumping into a school of fish swimming like a swirling tornado was unforgettable.

However, as much as I love water and love to swim,  I have never wished to be any type of fish or even a mermaid. Instead, I visit aquariums.

Fish and Friends

I take photos when visiting aquariums and study how fish swim with no effort at all.

Now I am an avid fan of all things marine. I even bought a book, How Fish Think.

Snorkel anyone?

We pack our snorkel and fins when we vacation in Cabo San Lucas on the Baja Peninsula of California because we like to explore the coral in the Sea of Cortez.

There is more under water than you ever imagined. Nearly three-quarters of earth is underwater – dive in and explore.

Red-Bellied Piranha fish swimming with bubbles
Red-Bellied Piranha

Newly learned fish fact: whales and dolphins are classified as  mammals and not fish because they (1) breathe in air/have a pair of lungs, (2) are warm-blooded, (3) nurse their young with  milk, and (4) have a few strands of hair.

Here’s a link to my color and doodle page for a goldfish and a porcupine pufferfish.