Animal Updates - November 15
Published November 15, 2013
New Wolf Eel in Kelp Forest!
A second wolf eel, former resident of our DC venue, has been introduced into our Kelp Forest exhibit!
Did you know? The wolf eel is not a true eel, but part of the Anarhichadidae family of “wolf fishes.” This fish likes to live in rocky areas and is able to squeeze into small crevices due to its long, slender body.
Wolf eels are attentive parents. Both males and females will wrap their bodies around the egg mass to keep it in place and protect it from predators. Only one wolf eel will leave the eggs to hunt at a time. A pair of wolf eels may remain together and mate for life.
Be sure to check back every Friday to find out what’s happening!