In Vancouver, we went to Stanley Park, and after being confounded by the parking ticket machine, we fled to the park's aquarium and grooved out on ecology. Here, for example is a fish in a display that shows you how sea creaturs manage to fill every nook and cranny of a reef:
Besides the obvious fish, the little calcified-shell tubes mostly hold somekind of weird tonguing creature that pumps in and out of its pocket and waves around feather tentacles, apparently sucking in plankton or crill or somesuch.
We actually had the most fun in an Amazon exhibition with the landlubbing creatures--the brilliant scarlet ibises were nesting and strutting:
and this turtle blended in pretty well, and moved quite fast:
I, however, did not blend in so well:
You can see the flickr set here