Species & exhibits – Latest
Michelle Kirshenbaum, one of our aquarists, burst into my office last week, grinning from ear to ear. She excitedly told me about the baby pipefish that had recently been born. “Come look in the lab!” she urged me, so we dashed through to the culture lab and peered into a tank of “pea green soup”, and there gyrating in the green were blackish squiggles – baby pipefish.
Blood transfusions are routine for humans, but stingrays? That’s exactly the action the Two Oceans Aquarium had to take, to save the life of one of its short-tail stingrays.
Koos Otto was fishing at Yzerfontein when he stepped on what he thought was a mossy rock. But the rock moved and a mouth opened, and Otto realised he had stepped on a sea creature – a critically endangered hawksbill turtle – stranded on the beach, and in dire need of medical care.
Take a peek into the lives of some of the Two Oceans Aquarium’s residents – visitors to the Aquarium’s website can watch a live video stream of the I&J Predator Exhibit on our home page.
We all love a good laugh – even our fish! Here are some photos from our Flickr group showing the various, and often hilarious facial expressions of some of the creatures at the Two Oceans Aquarium. We tried to imagine what they were laughing at…