I was organizing my old photos, the ones taken with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1, when I came across photos taken in February at the North Carolina State Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Most of the photos aren't very good as I didn't know how to shoot through glass without getting reflections (I was shooting with a flash. Dumb) or everything was really fuzzy. I didn't realize that the autofocus was focusing on the glass instead of the fish.
As I was coming to the end of the exhibits, I set the focus to manual (just as an experiment) and took pictures of the tropical fish. Outside of the alligators (which are native to North Carolina, believe it or not), these were the only pictures from the entire day that turned out well.
While these fish aren't native to North Carolina, they were being exhibited as part of a exhibit on the world's ecosystem and how delicate it is. Lionfish, a tropical native (which were in a neighboring tank; too dark to get any decent pictures) have established themselves off the coast and are absolutely devastating the native population of fish. Biologists believe that people bought them for their home aquariums and when the fish became too large or too aggressive, they were dumped in the ocean off the NC coast.