Did you know that the guitarfish has been playing it flat for 100 million years? We now have three making beautiful music together in our Aviary. It gets its name from a long, pointed snout and guitar-shaped body. It lies in ambush with its eyes sticking out of the sand, waiting for careless crabs to wander by. Lunch!
(Paul Vineyard photo)
The climate change science behind ‘Sharknado’
Writer Thunder Levin explains why an increase in emissions is leading to more shark-saturated tornadoes. (Nudge, nudge. Wink, wink)
I just read this on the aquarium website:
"When two bat stars bump into each other, a gentle brawl begins. They seem to be ‘arm wrestling’ in a slow motion skirmish. Each sea star tries to get its arm on top of the other’s arm. A winner isn’t apparent, and perhaps to the bat stars, the brawl isn’t gentle!"
Na na na na na na na na na na bat starrrrrr!
Can’t stop watching this strolling cephalopod? Don’t be fooled by its delicate movement—the mimic octopus can easily scare off potential predators. In a flash, this master of mimicry changes its color and shape to hover like a lethal lionfish or slither like a poisonous sea snake.
Need a cool image to enliven your computer desktop? How about this crazy cock-eyed squid?
We’re displaying amazing deep-sea cephalopods like the cock-eyed squid in Tentacles with the help of our sister organization, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). These animals come and go so check here and on our Facebook page for the latest!
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Keep my seashells I collected in Washington by my bed to give me peaceful #dreams every night. #beach
A friendly octopus friend :)