As one might imagine based upon its name and appearance, the seadragon is related to the seahorse.  In the wild, they live in the waters around Australia.  In captivity, they have a survival rate of only 60%.  Furthermore, mating in captivity is rare since scientists don’t yet fully understand what biological or environmental factors trigger […]

The Asian small-clawed otter is the smallest of all otters.  Native to the swamps and freshwater areas of southeast (wait for it) Asia, they are seriously threatened by habitat destruction, hunting and pollution. They have 12 different types of vocalization, and this guy was being quite chatty when I snapped his pic.

When we began planning our 3 1/2 day trip to Atlanta, the Georgia Aquarium was at the very top of our “must see” list.  After visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium (as recently as last summer) and the Shedd Aquarium (although it’s been a few years), we just had to see the largest aquarium in the western […]

From the first time I saw jelly fish dancing like fried eggs with long vermicelli legs next to our ferry as we chugged across the English Channel from France, I have been fascinated by them.  Lucky for me the Monterey Bay Aquarium has an entire jelly section.  Big jellies, small jellies, moon jellies, upside-down jellies, […]

The giant green anemone can be found from Alaska to Panama.  It eats crabs, small fish, and mussels and can grow to be seven inches in diameter. You Might Also Enjoy: Other Monterey Posts Other Fish Posts