Coolest Animals Never Seen

Coolest Animals Never Seen

The Coolest Animals You’ve Never Seen: How a “Dream Team” of Scientists from the Aquarium and MBARI is Displaying Deep-Sea Cephalopods.

From the vampire squid to the flapjack octopus, deep-sea cephalopods come in an amazing variety of shapes and sizes. Yet few humans have seen them alive. Until now.

In the last month, we’ve displayed them as part of our “Tentacles” exhibit—thanks to a  collaboration with our partner institution, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI).

“MBARI has some of the best deep-sea biologists in the world,” says Aquarist Bret Grasse. “And they’ve been working with these animals for years. They’re great at finding and collecting deep-sea animals, and we’re good at keeping them alive and sharing them with the public.”  To learn more about this new exhibit, click here.