The Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi

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This aquarium is an indoor/outdoor kind of place, so it was a perfectly sunny, 65ish kind of day for a visit. It’s on the north side of Corpus (as the locals call it) just across the Harbor Bridge, which you can see in the picture below, taken in front of the aquarium. 
It’s also right next to the USS Lexington, another popular attraction that we haven’t visited yet.
The aquarium is situated on the Port of Corpus Christ, a busy deep water channel. While we were there a huge ship loaded with five or six windmill blades passed by.  There is a large windmill field nearby, where this ship may have been heading. This is really Rick’s kind of place and he was probably more interested in the ships than the creatures inside the aquarium. He made me take this picture.
The displays are about equally divided between indoors and out, and one of the first to catch our eye was the dolphin pool, covered by this grand sunshade. 
Between shows, the dolphins are in the pool just swimming around and peeking at the visitors.