By Fleet Capt. Dave Mason
LONG BEACH — It was a scene straight out of “Encounter at Farpoint,” the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” pilot. Giant jellyfish descended toward us.
USS Angeles members made first contact with all sorts of alien creatures under the sea, from seadragons to frogs that could camouflage themselves well. They had no need for a cloaking device!
Kat Campbell, Jay Gerber, Jennifer Baird, “E.J.” Jakab, Eric Fillman
and I explored the Aquarium of the Pacific Sept. 23. Lisa Sobien joined us later.
We touched sharks, watched otters swim the backstroke quickly and gazed at seals, penguins and more. We greeted colorful birds called lorikeet and saw fish that resembled Nemo and Dorian from Disney’s “Finding Nemo” franchise.
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