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As promised, the Torchbug and I went looking for (and finding) Nemo. And what better place than the Sea Life Aqaurium. If they don’t know where he is, no one does. As you can see, we went to ask the Penguins first, but they didn’t have a clue. And along the way we met some other weird creatures:

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No idea what they were, but there was a curious and friendly Dugong:

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Generally speaking, I try everything once. But I do make the occasional exception, and I did give this opportunity a miss.

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Next up, we meet a Stingray. Not the Corvette, but the real thing - it just didn’t want to stay still for a photo op with the Torchbug:

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Ever wondered what a Stingray looks like from underneath? Like this!

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I should have taken a diecast Corvette as well. Next up, we’ll meet some altogether more suspect creatures.

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This is as close as I ever want to get to one of these!

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There are people who pay money to get dropped down into the ocean in cages to “swim” with the sharks. Not me, thanks. I rather like the glass wall.

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Smile, you’re on camera!

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Lucky, not everything in there wants to eat us - the Giant Blue Groper is a vegetarian.

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As we ago along, we also meet some Swordfish. Now - Sea Life is dedicated to preserving species, but I have to tell you: Swordfish is just about the tastiest fish you will ever eat, so my stomach was rumbling a little as we walked by.

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I could go on and on - the place is truly amazing and I took over 200 photos there, though the lighting conditions are challenging and flash photography is not allowed in some areas, as you can see. But the scale of the fish tanks is truly amazing.

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Before we finally got to Nemo, we had to pass one more very grumpy old fellow...

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Over 5 metres (or 16 foot) long, and, apparently hungry on the day as he was moving. After a meal, it goes into a digestive stupor for a week or two, but not today.

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Close up, he is far too big to get into one photo.

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But finally,we get to the end - and find Nemo! And here he is, alive and well, enjoying his bit of coral reef:

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Yes, Nemo is alive and well, and TTB was here to prove it.

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