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Seahorses and blue crab switch places

 The “new” seahorse exhibit ready to go

We recently upgraded the life support system for the exhibit previously known as “blue crab” to improve the filtration and flow to ultimately display seahorses in that exhibit. The blue crab will then be on display in the old “sea horse” exhibit. There were several reasons for the switch, but the main one is that the new seahorse exhibit is a considerably more attractive exhibit space and we will be able to display them now in a more natural context; specifically there is enough light and space for live marine plants, and the previous exhibit had interior rock work that was not representative of their natural habitat. Also, the new exhibit allows visitors to view these reclusive creatures from all sides, while still providing enough plant cover for them to feel secure.

Lined seahorse in our holding/breeding enclosure

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