It’s no surprise that the staff here at Birch Aquarium love our creatures. We asked around and the team let us know what creatures they love the most. Their answers might surprise you! Did anyone pick your favorite?
Jordann – Picturesque Dragonet
My favorite little fish in the entire aquarium is HANDS DOWN the Picturesque Dragonet. Not only is it absolutely gorgeous, I love showing our guests how it will follow your finger and interact with them. Find this favorite in the Mangrove Exhibit… it usually hangs out on the bottom right or left side.
Jill – Black Sea Hare
Biggest sea slug species in the world! Named “sea hare” because of the rhinophores on its head that look like bunny ears, but are used for chemoreception as opposed to hearing. A guest once told me that touching a sea hare felt like “petting a velvet water balloon”.
Jenni – Crystal jellies
I love the glowing jellies! They are beautiful and so peaceful to watch, kids love pushing the button, and a jelly helped win the Nobel Prize and revolutionized the world of medicine! So casual. You go jelly, you go.
Christina – Flamboyant Cuttlefish
The name says it all— they are amazing creatures with a multitude of talents. I love watching them swim and WALK around the substrate with their arms and modified “feet”. And of course their camouflage ability is unbelievable!
Natalia – Longhorn Cowfish
I love our Longhorn Cowfish! Every time I’m in the back (which doesn’t happen often but still) it says hi to me! it literally pokes his head out and looks at me! And it is crazy how it looks and that it has that square shape body!
Kaelie – Giant Pacific Octopus
Do I even need a reason? I have 8…