Coastal Interpretive Center

Wednesday I visited this facility in Ocean Shores, Washington.  Here are some interesting things I saw:

This is an Ocean Sunfish:

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This particular specimen isn’t very big (the main body was maybe the size of a large frying pan) but according to some photos I have seen online recently these fish can grow to be grotesquely large.

Next, a Green Sea Turtle:

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Remember “Crush” in the movie Finding Nemo?

Next, a very ornate Hawksbill Sea Turtle:

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And a little bit closer look at it’s shell, head and flipper:

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And finally, a red-tailed hawk.  I just love watching these fly….

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Unfortunately this guy’s flying days are over.