The Magical Moon Jellyfish

Jellyfish are difficult to tell apart, so if you come across a jellyfish at the beach or at SeaQuest , it can be difficult to know what kind of jellyfish you’re looking at! If you see a jelly with a white translucent bell and four horseshoe-shaped pink or purple circles, you’ve likely found a Moon…

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Searching for Aquariums Near Me?

If you’re on the hunt for some family fun, an aquarium might be just what you’re looking for. Whether you’re looking for a fun way to spend some time with the family or a chance for you to learn all about wildlife and the ocean, we’ve got you covered at SeaQuest .    Fish, Mammals,…

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Meet The Largest Rodent In The World, The Capybara

Capybaras are fascinating little creatures! They’re easily recognized because of their peculiar body shape and adorable coloration. This endearing mammal has a dense, barrel-shaped body with short head and reddish-brown fur on top, while the fur on the underside turns yellowish-brown.  Commonly found in South America, Capybaras can be found in Panama, Colombia, Brazi, Argentina,…

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Meet the Black Tip Reef Shark!

What is a Black Tip Reef Shark?    The blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) is a species of requiem shark which lives in the Carcharhinidae family. Blacktip reef sharks can be easily identified by the black tips on all of their fins. They are one of the most commonly seen species of reef sharks. Blacktip…

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Meet the Noble Iguana, Prince of Lizards

Meet the Noble Iguana, Prince of Lizards at SeaQuest The green Iguana is a large herbivorous reptile naturally found in most warm climate areas such as southern Brazil, Paraguay, and Mexico. If the Komodo Dragon is the king of lizards, this slightly smaller cousin is definitely the Prince of Lizards. With their noble appearance and…

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Meet Marina, SeaQuest’s Beloved Mermaid

Marina, the mermaid, is one of ‘s most beloved residents. She loves to pose for photos with kids who ask politely and is happy to show off some fun underwater tricks. When she isn’t posing for pictures or showing off tricks, Marina loves teaching visitors about life as a mermaid. Fiji Mermaids Grant the Best…

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The Worlds Largest Octopus!

What is the Giant Pacific Octopus?  There’s no doubt, the Giant Pacific Octopus is the world’s largest octopus! Giant Pacific Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) is an invertebrate large, marine cephalopod. Cephalopod is a Greek word referring to the interesting body shape octopus and squid have, which is a large head atop long tentacles.  Giant Pacific Octopuses…

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Stars of the Sea at SeaQuest

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] Seeing Stars: Mostly known as the go-to fashion choice of mermaids, Sea Stars are one of the most iconic marine animals of all time! Known previously as the Starfish, Sea Stars are surprisingly not even fish! Fish have important anatomical parts like gills, scales, and fins; Sea Stars have none of these. Sea…

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A “Prickly” New Friend Joins Us at SeaQuest: The Crested Porcupine

Pokey, the Crested Porcupine: With quills nearly a foot long, the Crested Porcupine is the world’s largest and (possibly) the scariest porcupine! Even though they look tough, we know what softies they really are. Come see for yourself and meet Pokey, the crested porcupine at SeaQuest Layton, Utah.  We are so excited to add Pokey…

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Comb Jellies: Rainbows in the Sea

Comb Jellies at SeaQuest Rainbows in the Ocean? Sounds crazy, we know! The Comb Jelly, scientifically known as Ctenophora, is a beautiful species of jellyfish that move through the ocean with the help of comb rows, or cilia, that reflect light. And you can see them at SeaQuest in . The light reflected off of…

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