This post used to contain pictures, but due to new storage limitations from WordPress, I had to fix the problem and decided to create a new blog that works as an archive for all the posts from my two years in California. This full post can be found here.
This day was amazing! I love animals and I love sea animals more. SeaWorld was definitely a place for me. We came there at 11am, left at 8pm and saw everything. We didn’t go on any ride except the Skytower but we saw all the shows and after this day I’ve changed my mind again about what I want to be when I grow up, a Sea World trainer! They must have so much fun at work.
When I was going to buy my Funcard (rest of the year for free) the line was at least 45 minutes long… They had some land animals too, like this armadillo. There was a show with trained animals, so adorable! The show Blue Horizon included bottlenosed dolphins and pilot whales. The dolphins were jumping super high and soaked everyone in the Soaked Zone. I love dolphins! The dolphin is not lying on the bridge, he is jumping from the water… Pilot whales jumping. I want to learn how to surf like this! “Goodbye and thanks for watching!” Beluga whale. A humungus walrus! Penguins that live in warm climate. Unfortunately we didn’t take any pictures of the emperor penguins. It was too dark in the exhibit, but they were really cool! Two types of puffin birds. Some type of shark. A tiny hammerhead shark. Nurse shark. Sea lions at Sea World and in the wild sunbathe in the exact same position. You could feed the sea lions if you bought fish and this guy was waiting for a very long time for someone to buy food and throw in his mouth. This show was amazing, Sea Lions LIVE! First it was a SLSI (CSI) where the sea lion was a crime investigator catching “the otter guy”. This guys name was Seamore and first he had the ball on his nose, then he jumped in the water, swam with the ball still on his nose and then jumped over a bar, still with the ball on his nose!! How can you train an animal to do that? And how can he do that?? Dancing with the sea lions was another sketch. And of course they did the Gangnam Style dance. That was just too funny!! The show One Ocean with the famous killer whale Shamu and his 5 friends (this isn’t Shamu, he has a bent fin). They are big, and they jumped pretty high! So amazing! People in the soaking zone were soaked. It looked like they had taken a shower with their clothes on. We didn’t sit in the soaking zone, it was a bit too cold and mom had her fancy camera. In February this year one of the killer whales got a baby. They were swimming in a pool next door. Here’s Shamu, and I can’t help but to think of the movie Free Willy where the killer whale also had a bent fin. Is she unhappy? The Skytower looked like the Lisebergstower in Gothenburg in the winter. A very funny turtle. Don’t remember the name but he looks like a pig. Black Nemos.
It was a really awesome day and the next time I’ll go, I’m gonna swim with the dolphins :).