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“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

This week I’ve had my two young nephews visiting, and we’ve followed this advice of Ghandi. The first day we almost had to go to the hospital for minor injuries, but the rest of the time we went to places were we could explore.

The interesting Risør Saltwater Aquarium, on the quay in front of the Risør Hotel, is a small showcase of saltwater fish, crustaceans and shellfish common to Norway’s south coast. It is the only salt water aquarium in the region, and contains many unusual species of fish found in the region. A fun experience for everyone, and my nephews and I spent a whole day there.

We used significant time fishing for crabs and we were in the wet-lab for a long while as well. We saw a film were a lobster changed his frock, so to speak, and we learned a lot.

The fact that we could read the information about the habitants in the fish tanks on small screens, were exciting and a great learning possibility, in a playful way, for my nephews. The aquarium really presented an exciting and educational experience for us all, both adults and kids.

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