Thanks to Phuket Aquarium on facebook (click to see the rest of the album)
Their website offers a lot of useful information, photos and videos (mostly in Thai) and during working hours there are webcams in several locations that can be seen on their website just look for the Closed Circuit TV link http://www.dmcr.go.th/phuketaquarium/?page_id=360&lang=en
The Aquarium has been open for years and despite refurbishment not so long ago it is looking a bit tired, however on my recent visit (September 2012) there were signs of work going on so things should be looking good soon! All said it is still a fun experience and all for a 100Baht entrance fee. On Saturdays and Sundays there is a feeding show at 11am.
Upside Down Jellyfish
I thought they looked a bit like giant snowflakes!
Difficult to appreciate the size in a photo- let's just say my head would fit in it's mouth!
I also found the low level tanks containing anemones and clams fascinating. Clams are a protected species and are getting hard to see in coastal waters so it was wonderful to see just how colourful the shellfish inside actually is.
The Nursery also has the duty of looking after sick fish and we had a good laugh at one fish that was lying down on it's side at the bottom of the tank looking really unwell. Then just when we started feeling sorry for it, it took off on a somersaulting swim around the tank! Apparently it has been there for months, sick no - maybe just a little bit crazy!
The Aquarium closes at 16.30 pm so due to my late arrival I didn't have time to follow the rest of the nature trail which meant I missed the turtle nursery (and the souvenir shop) so I guess it's another trip back again soon!