Marine Life

  • Migratory Marine Moms

    This Mother’s Day we’re shining the spotlight on two of our ocean’s most hardworking moms — Gray Whales and Leopard Sharks!…

  • The prehensile(tale) of the seahorse

    Did you know seahorses have a prehensile tail? This means their tails are adapted to grasp or hold objects — it almost acts like an extra “limb.” Monkeys, opossums, and even…

  • Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker

    Scaleless, Spiny, Suckers

    Have you seen the adorably awkward Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker? They're found along the Pacific coast, from Washington to Alaska, to some parts of Japan. This unique fish is known for its…

  • The Aristotle's Lantern

    The Amazing Aristotle’s Lantern

    Wow! Have you ever seen a sea urchin from this perspective?! Sea urchins possess an intricate mouth apparatus that's located on the underside of their bodies — it's referred to as…

  • Baby CA Two-Spot Octopus

    The Story Behind the Spot

    Have you had the chance to visit our nursery habitats in Hall of Fishes recently?! This is where you can find our juvenile California Two-Spot Octopus. Right now this baby octopus…

  • Wolf Eels Feeding

    How do Wolf Eels “wolf” down a meal?!

    Wolf Eels are known to hide in the caves and crevices of rocky reefs, it’s the perfect spot to watch out for prey! They’ll stick their heads out to watch for…