What’s Your Favorite Aquarium Animal?

By: Ian Fortey

What’s Your Favorite Aquarium Animal?
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About This Quiz

When it comes to seeing animals living their lives, an aquarium just has something even a zoo can't quite offer. Seeing animals from the sea from behind that glass, getting a glimpse into a world us air-breathing land-dwellers have no business being a part of is incredibly fascinating. It's also pretty serene and calming in a lot of ways too. 

The world under the surface of the ocean is almost alien to us. It's no wonder aquariums are so fascinating and that we're always pushing the envelope to create bigger and more impressive ones. How big and impressive do they get? Well, the Georgia Aquarium holds 10 million gallons of water. That's bigger than 10 Olympic-sized swimming pools.  That's just an insane amount of water. It's no wonder they have actual whale sharks in their aquarium.

Getting in touch with the creatures at an aquarium is always a fun experience, and it's hard not to pick a favorite when you go there.  Where it's colorful tropical fish, massive beasts like those whale sharks or something more playful like otters, seals, and dolphins, there's definitely something that's going to grab your attention. Think we can guess what your favorite attraction is? Dive into this quiz, and we'll see!

When you hit up the aquarium, who are you going there with?
My family
On my own
Friends
A date

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Are there any animals at the aquarium that you don't particularly care to see?
Just regular fish
Turtles
Sharks
Coral

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Does going to the aquarium make you want to go swimming?
Not really
The opposite
Yes!
Sort of

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There are some fascinating looking creatures beneath the sea. Which one of these beasts is the most interesting to you?
Purple Striped Jellyfish
Flesh-Eating Anenome
Chocolate Chip Sea Star
Giant Pacific Octopus

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You have to admit that a ray is a pretty fascinating animal. Which one is coolest?
Giant Oceanic Manta Ray
Southern Stingray
Pink Whiptail Ray
Porcupine Ray

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If the aquarium you're visiting has sharks, what kind of shark would you be most interested in seeing?
Reef Shark
Whale Shark
Sandbar Shark
Zebra Shark

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There are a lot of critters under the waves that basically look like giant bugs. Which one is the most interesting?
Giant Isopod
Japanese Spider Crab
Peacock Mantis Shrimp
Blue Lobster

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You can find a lot of fascinating reptiles at an aquarium. Which one would you spend the most time looking at?
Alligator Snapping Turtle
American Alligator
Green Sea Turtle
Water Moccasin

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Sharks are big and dangerous, but there are little dangerous animals at the aquarium, too. Which one is the most interesting?
Electric Eel
Piranha
Moray Eel
Lionfish

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How long do you stay at an aquarium when you show up for a visit?
A few hours
Just an hour or two
It's an all-day thing.
Until I get bored

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Do you pack snacks for the aquarium or buy food there?
I'll buy a drink maybe.
I'm not there long enough to eat.
I'll buy something there.
I might bring a snack.

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Do you go to the aquarium to learn about the animals or just to observe them?
If I learn something, then that's great.
Just to check things out.
I like to learn stuff.
Why not both?

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Would you ever pay to watch a performance of some kind at the aquarium?
If it was something really interesting.
An extra cost? Nah.
Definitely!
If I had time.

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A lot of the animals at the aquarium are super playful. Which playful critter do you like the most?
Seals
Beluga whales
Dolphins
Otters

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A lot of creatures from the sea are named after ones from the land. Which one is the most interesting?
Seahorse
Tiger shark
Lionfish
Sea lion

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How many times a year would you say you visit an aquarium?
Maybe once
Not even once a year
A few times
A couple times

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If you're visiting a new town that has an aquarium, are you going to check it out while you're there?
If I have time
Anything's possible.
Definitely
Probably

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Do you have an aquarium in your own house?
Yes, I do.
Nope.
I had one in the past.
I have a really complex one.

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What do you like least about the aquarium?
Some of the stuff gets a little boring.
The cost
I feel bad for the animals that should be in the wild.
When I don't have enough time to see everything.

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How do you think a friend might describe you?
Weird
Assertive
Intelligent
Adventurous

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Is there an element you feel more of a connection with that the others?
Air
Fire
Water
Earth

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Do you think aquariums should put on shows where animals do tricks?
The animals shouldn't have to do that.
Those are fun sometimes.
I love them!
Not really

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If you were taking a date to the aquarium, what animal would you want to spend the most time near?
Beluga Whales
Penguins
Dolphins
Seals

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Do you ever go fishing?
Not really
All the time
Never
I have in the past.

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Is there a particular thing you want to see the animals at the aquarium doing when you visit?
Just being themselves
Feeding time
Putting on a show
Playing

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It may be a little counterintuitive, but a lot of aquariums are home to birds. What bird is the coolest to check out?
Pelicans
Eh, I'm not here to see birds.
Puffins
Emperor Penguins

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Is there a part of the world from which the most interesting animals in the aquarium come from, in your opinion?
Tropical waters
All over the world
I've never thought about it.
Colder waters

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Would you keep your favorite aquarium animal as a pet?
I'd have no idea how to keep it.
Oh, no
They should be free.
Definitely!

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Are you a fan of seafood?
I like some things.
You know it.
No
I don't really care.

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If you couldn't make it to the aquarium, where might you go?
Back home?
The zoo
I'd go play a game.
A movie

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