Marine Life Center
1801 Roeder Ave
The Marine Life Center is a facility on the Bellingham waterfront that features about a half dozen small tanks and aquariums filled with creatures common to Puget Sound. If you're lucky, they'll include a small Giant Pacific Octopus - they had two on temporary display during my visit.
In addition to the Giant Pacific Octopus, you're likely to find anemones, starfish, crabs, sea urchins, prawns, flounders and a variety of other creatures in the tanks, including a touch-tank.
It is a small, somewhat cramped facility, but it's worth a quick stop - especially for the kids - to get an up-close introduction to some of the local sea life.
Sea Anemone (C14A0046)
When you find a sea anemone, look around for starfish. After all, starfish live by that old adage, "Keep your friends close and your anemones closer."
While you're in the area, check out these sights:
- Around Town, Bellingham, Washington
- Mojo Music Giant Guitar, Bellingham, Washington
- SPARK Museum Of Electrical Invention, Bellingham, Washington