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Next time you visit, keep your eyes open for these species. Some are excellent at blending in, so it may take a while to spot them.
Chocolate Chip Sea Star
Also known as the “knobbly sea star” and the “horned sea star” these sea stars are found in the Indo-Pacific from Australia to
Dwarf seahorses are one of the smallest species of seahorses. These seahorses reach a maximum of 2 inches when fully grown. Look very closely for them in the Coastal Boardwalk Gallery.
Chinese Hi-Fin Banded Shark
Named for their large curved dorsal fin. They are not sharks they are a type of sucker. Also called Chinese Sucker.
Spotted Garden Eels
When startled, spotted garden eels seek shelter in their burrows in the sand. These eels can be found in large colonies of hundreds of individuals.
Southern Redbelly Dace
Found in North America in the Great Lakes, Mississippi River, Tennessee River, Kansas River and Arkansas River drainage basins.
Commonly found in coral and rocky reefs or near steep slopes and drop-offs, these fish usually stay in small groups of three to seven.