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With an armored body and spiked tail, you might mistake the muddy-colored horseshoe crab for a prehistoric creature crawling from the ocean&...
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The brilliantly colored creatures owe it all to their food. Epitomizing the expression “You are what you eat,&r...
These marvelous whales are known for their acrobatic breaches and the beautifully complex songs males perform during cour...
Clownfish live in a group, which consists of non-breeding males and one male and female breeding pair.
If something happens to...
Lookdown fish inhabit the shallow coastal waters of the Western Atlantic Ocean. They are a naturally schooling species!
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With an eel-like body and 25 rows of razor-sharp teeth, this fearsome looking shark has been roaming th...
The Australian Outback may appear to be a vast expanse of barren land, but the sparse desert landscape is actually teeming with ...
Enrichment focuses on natural behaviors, such as play, foraging, socialization and problem solving. This was the first time our dolphins had...
Native to the Amazon River Basin, red-bellied piranhas are primarily scavengers, feeding on weak, injured and dead animals, as well as the...
This turtle is part of North Carolina Aquarium’s Loggerhead Head Start Program, which aims to give endangered sea turtles a better ch...