What do I do when I miss the underwater realm so much it becomes almost painful? I take a walk to the Vancouver Aquarium, of course. I visit fishes (sic) in cages to forget I live in one. It’s a sad visit, always moving, yet always fun. I like to think that if some humans would rather live in an extreme urban environment such as downtown Vancouver, in tall glass aquariums and with all the sacrifices but also the extraordinary advantages it implies, maybe the same goes for marine mammals. Maybe not all of them are caged. Maybe there are business-minded dolphins and young single professional belugas who would rather live a happening life close to us with guaranteed meals, wi-fi and stardom. But then again maybe not.
February 12, 2007