Birthday Cake Aquatic

photo (8)My birthday cake created by my kids (with help from my mother). It features a whale shark, a starfish, an octopus, and bioluminescent plankton/animalcules.

Meet the Whale Shark

Whale Shark, Georgia Aquarium (Photo by Zac Wolf; Cropping by Stefan; CC BY-SA 2.5 Generic)

The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is hands-down one of my favorite creatures (I have a pair of whale shark shoes!!) and this slow-moving filter feeder is nothing short of glorious. Words cannot do justice to the simple beauty of this fish. Please take the time to watch this incredible video.


Video from BBC’s Planet Earth

“Meet the…” is a collaboration between The Finch & Pea and Nature Afield to bring Nature’s amazing creatures into your home.