Saturday, March 21, 2015

SENA15: Fish Fun & Photos

It is to be observed that 'angling' is the name given to fishing by people who can't fish."
--Stephen Leacock

Every year at the Seafood Expo North America (SENA), I take a few hundred photos of all of the fascinating things I find there, including plenty of fish heads. Not all of those photos easily fit into my other posts, but I still want to share them with my readers, to give you a better insight into all that takes place at SENA. I've collected a group of my photos here for your viewing pleasure and I've added captions (some serious, some humorous). Please enjoy this visual journey through the warped eye of the Fish Head Whisperer.

Several vehicles with a fish decor can be seen at the Expo.

This is the front of that previous vehicle, and it is now obvious this is a catfish car.

This vehicle was parked outside, in front of the convention center.

This is the rear of that same vehicle. Notice the "Smart Fish" license plate.

A Shrimp motorcycle.

This motorcycle is more subtly decorated in a seafood theme.

It's wheel though has a cool shark on it.

The body of this fish reminds me of an ear of corn where a few nibbles have been taken.

The fabled Unicorn fish.

When you all live in a tiny apartment, you need to share the single bed.

Capt'n Catfish, the official mascot of the U.S. catfish industry, has been able so far to avoid ending up in a frying pan. He's a regular character at each SENA.

"I'm hoping that I can hide among these peppers. I don't want to end up in the oven. "

Such an appealing plate of Sushi, though too bad it is made of plastic!

A scholarly octopus, soaring high above the Expo.

How many stuffed polar bears can fit inside a telephone booth?

At night, once the Expo close, these larger polar bears prowl the aisles, seeking any leftover fish.

In one of the halls of the convention center, you'll find this octopus sculpture, and it doesn't seem related to the Expo. But it is very cool.

It seems like the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with the huge fish floating high above the Expo.

The Chicken of the Sea mermaid is another character who you'll regularly see at the Expo.

Look at the size of that lobster claw! The lobster is estimated to weigh 18-20 pounds.

The attendees are not the only ones who get to enjoy some seafood samples.

"Where's the cocktail sauce?"

Some kids have lemonade stands, but this was the first time I saw a Soy Sauce stand.

"Raise your hand if you are enjoying the Seafood Expo."

These tiny squid actually do resemble fire flies as they emit lights when they are in the sea. Off the coast of Japan, they create a huge light show when millions gather together to spawn.

"I'm the true King. Elvis was a pretender."

What has 800 legs but doesn't walk? A counter full of octopi.

"It's supposed to be an apple not an orange, you dummy."

These look like the biggest caterpillars I've ever seen,though they are actually sea cucumbers.

No good fish goes anywhere without a porpoise.”
--Lewis Carroll

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