Amazing Wolf-Eel Egg Photos

Peter Kragh, a professional photographer/videographer, went behind the scenes to photograph the hatching of our wolf-eel eggs.

Check out these photos. They are simply stunning.

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  • Jacqueline
    May 22, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    That is really amazing. i wish i could see the eggs hatch. i went there on may 20th and saw some Wolf Eels

  • Andrew
    June 6, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Why is it called the wolf eel,
    I have a fasination with the wolf sociology and am wondering if these eels hunt in the same fassion or if they live in similar ways as various wolves.

    • Birch Aquarium at Scripps
      June 30, 2011 at 9:50 am

      They’re called wolf-eels because of their prominent canine-like teeth. Even though these teeth resemble the canine teeth of wolves (and dogs), they are actually molars that are used to crush their diet of crabs, mussels, and even sea urchins, which they will consume spines and all. They are not gregarious animals as wolves are, rather they co-habit as mated pairs only and the male of the pair will aggressively defend their territory (cave) against other wolf-eels.

  • TFB
    July 7, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    That is really amazing. i wish i could see the eggs hatch. i went there on may 20th and saw some Wolf Eels

  • Wilder Patric
    February 21, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Simply amazing!

  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography UC San Diego