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Andrys Basten | profile | all galleries >> San Francisco pics >> San Francisco's Aquarium Under the Bay - Videos and Photos tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

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San Francisco's Aquarium Under the Bay - Videos and Photos

Four videoclips from my Samsung Sch A990 CELL PHONE, because I forgot my memory card for my regular camera that day.  The first 3 are less than a minute each and the 4th one about 2 minutes.

The Aquarium is under the Bay and it's built so that the sharks and rays swim alongside or at us or over our heads.  The acrylic-walled enclosure keeps us dry and not swimming with the sharks. From the Aquarium website:
    "The 50,000 square foot facility features 300 feet of crystal clear acrylic tunnels holding over 700,000 gallons of filtered Bay water.  The Aquarium is home to over 20,000 aquatic animals, including sharks, bat rays and skates.  It also encompasses three touch pools and numerous other displays."

The still pictures, following the videoclips, are mainly fuzzy ones because I then used a camera with only a zoom lens (70-300mm), which isn't meant for narrow, close spaces like this with fast moving creatures.  But there are some vague impressions at least, and there are a couple of outdoor scenes from San Francisco's Pier 39.  This is just a great place to visit, and I, a native of SF, didn't even know about it.


*** ( For FULL SCREEN: PC's, press/toggle F11.  Mac's, maximize screen. ) ***

Videoclip #1 - Sharks and Rays from the underwater Aquarium
Videoclip #1 - Sharks and Rays from the underwater Aquarium
Videoclip #2 - More sharks and rays at the underwater Aquarium
Videoclip #2 - More sharks and rays at the underwater Aquarium
Videoclip #3 - Murky big shark from the underground Aquarium
Videoclip #3 - Murky big shark from the underground Aquarium
Videoclip #4 - Jelly fish and Baby Bat-Ray at the underwater Aquarium
Videoclip #4 - Jelly fish and Baby Bat-Ray at the underwater Aquarium
Photo of Alcatraz from Pier 39's Aquarium
Photo of Alcatraz from Pier 39's Aquarium
Musician who is his own band, at Pier 39
Musician who is his own band, at Pier 39
Excellent sax man
Excellent sax man
And very good singer too
And very good singer too
Near the entry to the underwater tunnels
Near the entry to the underwater tunnels
Fuzzy scene w/ purple striped fish
Fuzzy scene w/ purple striped fish
Fuzzy - unknown fish
Fuzzy - unknown fish
The only fish which stood still that day, while I had only a telephoto
The only fish which stood still that day, while I had only a telephoto
Jellyfish near the entrance
Jellyfish near the entrance
Fuzzy: fast-moving shark seen in the tunnel area
Fuzzy: fast-moving shark seen in the tunnel area
Fuzzy photo of a smaller leopard shark
Fuzzy photo of a smaller leopard shark
Fuzzy: A sting-ray swimming right over our heads
Fuzzy: A sting-ray swimming right over our heads
Boats at dusk outside the Aquarium at Pier 39
Boats at dusk outside the Aquarium at Pier 39
The San Francisco Bay Bridge from that area
The San Francisco Bay Bridge from that area
Pier and  reflections at Pier 39
Pier and reflections at Pier 39