Today’s cuppa: Yorkshire Gold tea and iced coffee.

A few weeks ago, I made a trip to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, Calif., to get some face time with sharks for a story to coincide with Discovery Channel’s annual "Shark Week" programming event.

Courtesy of the Boston Herald, here’s a link to the story.

Below find some of my photos from the visit (click on the photo for a larger version). Clockwise on top: The Aquarium’s Blue Cavern Habitat (with diver); brown-banded bamboo sharks in the Aquarium’s Shark Lagoon touchpool; Aquarium expert Steve Blair shows off his culinary skPicture_006_2ills chopping shark food; volunteer divers. Below: Blair shines a flashlight through the egg case of a brown-banded bamboo shark, revealing the yolk and shark embryo,Picture_002_2