On Christmas Eve, we went to the Aquarium in Charleston,South Carolina, U.S.. I saw a nasty green moray eel hiding under a rock and snapping at everything that passed by. Next to it was a huge tank you couldn’t see to the bottom of. The tank stretched down to the floor below but you still couldn’t see the bottom. In the tank were white fish and many sharks – nurse sharks and a few black-tipped reef sharks. I could also see a seal.
Somewhere else was an exhibit with otters who were playing and doing backflips. We saw stingrays and turtles and a bald eagle that had been wounded and was adopted by the aquarium. We found a boat you could go on and you could pretend you were sailing on it. It was fun and had toy crabs stuck to nets in the back of the boat.
We saw a lion fish that was white with red stripes and had big spikes coming out of its back and sides. We got to another exhibit where we could touch things and it had horseshoe crabs and sting rays. And there was an albino alligator that stood very still. There were snakes and some were copperheads, diamondbacks and rattlesnakes.
After Christmas my dad and I went on a kayak ride through the marsh at a place called Shem Creek. We saw lots of birds. One was a turkey vulture and it has the best sense of smell in the marsh. It was sitting up in a tree with its wings open getting lots of sun. I liked going under all the jetties.