Some appetite! Our recently hatched common murre chicks are behind the scenes eating (and eating, and eating) in preparation for going on exhibit in our Aviary. The youngsters are growing fast and being hand-fed small fish every few hours, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. It's the first time we've ever had baby murres at the Aquarium!
Announcing awesome new thimble jellies! We recently added these neat drifters (Linuche aquila) to The Jellies Experience. Sometimes we import our jellies, and sometimes we get lucky—these were grown from polyps that our clever aquarists discovered on rocks in our tropical exhibits! In nature, these jellies collect in bunches at the surface.
Miss these masters of disguise? We're happy to once again have pharaoh cuttlefish on exhibit! Hovering in the shallows like spaceships, these cuttlefish hunt crabs and fishes, propelling themselves through the water using their frilly fins. See them now in our Tentacles special exhibition.
Did you know that the giant clam is the largest clam in the world? The giant clam (Tridacna gigas) can weigh as much as 440 pounds, grow up to four feet, and live to 100 years or more. Ours was put on display in 2007, when it was a mere eight inches. Now it's grown to 2.5 feet!