Whenever you’re feeling a bit down in the dumps, or stressed, or irritated, or bored, all you have to do is come to the Two Oceans Aquarium and look up.

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The number-one best thing about working at the Aquarium is getting to see the joy that radiates from people as they walk around our exhibits, always compelled to crane their necks and look up.

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The second-best thing about working here is experiencing first-hand, every day, the calming effect of the water, the gentle waves, the bubbles, and the swaying sea life all around us.

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Most of us will attest to how the simple act of looking up can completely turn a stressful day around…

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... And how the beauty that we’re surrounded by inspires, soothes and moves us. Yes, we count ourselves extremely lucky.

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As we get to know the 170-plus species that call the Aquarium home, we can’t help but choose a favourite or two (mine’s the shark and ray embryos that can be seen wriggling around in their egg cases) …



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… But we also love to simply just look up, into the big blue, and imagine that we’re swimming with the fishes, away from our worries.

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Does it ever get boring? No, never! Even the smallest, seemingly insignificant creatures – like sea cucumbers or sea urchins – have their own stories to tell, have their own crucial roles to perform, and are essential to the survival of the ocean and its species.

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So come around, breathe in, and look up. You won't regret it. 

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