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Aquatic Adventures in Tampa

The Florida Aquarium offers visitors a deeper look at some of Tampa Bay's most picturesque aquatic creatures.

Visitors to the Tampa Bay area have a wide variety of attractions to keep them busy, from the beautiful, white-sand beaches to the world-class entertainment found at the Straz Center in downtown. But located just east of Tampa in Channelside is the Florida Aquarium, home to more than 20,000 aquatic plants and marine animals. Ranked by Parents Magazine as one of the top 5 kid-friendly aquariums, this world-renowned aquarium is not to be missed. Photographer Chip Litherland visited the Tampa area highlight, capturing the natural beauty of some of the aquarium's residents.