15 October 2012

Let your animals meet ours: Honeycomb moray eel

It’s always a delight to explore and discover new things and having an adventure while doing it. So to discover the graceful, yet mysterious-looking honeycomb moray eel is certainly a treat!

And these slippery little suckers are fascinating to many a sea-lover, big or small.

Honeycomb moray eel facts:

  • Eels are not snakes – they are fish
  • Honeycomb moray eels are not aggressive and will only bite if you reach into the cave in which they are hiding
  • Moray eels are not venomous but they are a potentially deadly meal for humans, as their flesh often contains a toxic substance (ciguatoxin)
  • They feed on small fish and octopuses
  • With large prey, an eel can knot its body for leverage and rip off bite-size pieces

For a further injection of mystery and fun, and the chance to view the moray eel in action, join us at aSCAREium, which takes place on Saturday, 27 October 2012.

Enjoy a few hours of rapturous laughter and excitement with your little ones at aSCAREium. Come dressed as a honeycomb moray eel, devil firefish, mermaid, superhero or even a fascinating little seahorse, you decide! But be prepared for an evening of funtabulous entertainment!

From 19h00 you and your family will enjoy a night filled with games, face-painting, magic shows and arts and crafts. And you’ll also get the chance to meet our little creatures and learn about the magical inhabitants of the Two Oceans Aquarium. Book tickets for aSCAREium today!

Space is limited, so book your tickets online.

The aSCAREium will be open from 19h00 until 22h00, and should be great fun for all children under the age of 13.

For more information about the aSCAREium and the Two Oceans Aquarium, please contact our members centre on +27 (0)21 418 3823 or email members@aquarium.co.za.

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