Coral Caves

Clownin' Around

In our Coral Caves exhibit, you'll get to meet one of the ocean's best known and loved fish, the clownfish!

Did you know that clownfish live in the venomous tentacles of sea anemones? They are one of the only ocean creatures that can do this as they are protected by a layer of slimy mucus on their skin! Clownfish like to live in sea anemones so that they are protected from predators and can nibble on leftover food the sea anemone catches. In return, they help keep sea anemones and the area around them clean by eating up algae and other reef debris.

Blue Regal Tang

  • Dory from "Finding Nemo" is a Blue Regal Tang!
  • Blue Tang are Omnivores that feed on plankton and algae

Staghorn Coral

  • This coral grows faster than any other coral in the Atlantic Ocean!
  • Staghorn Coral's diet consists of tiny ocean animals

Dog Faced Pufferfish

  • Pufferfish contain a strong toxin that is deadly to humans if eated
  • They eat small fish, crustaceans, algae, plants and snails

Blue Regal Tang

  • Dory from "Finding Nemo" is a Blue Regal Tang!
  • Blue Tang are Omnivores that feed on plankton and algae
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Blue Regal Tang

  • Dory from "Finding Nemo" is a Blue Regal Tang!
  • Blue Tang are Omnivores that feed on plankton and algae
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Staghorn Coral

  • This coral grows faster than any other coral in the Atlantic Ocean!
  • Staghorn Coral's diet consists of tiny ocean animals
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Staghorn Coral

  • This coral grows faster than any other coral in the Atlantic Ocean!
  • Staghorn Coral's diet consists of tiny ocean animals
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Dog Faced Pufferfish

  • Pufferfish contain a strong toxin that is deadly to humans if eated
  • They eat small fish, crustaceans, algae, plants and snails
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Dog Faced Pufferfish

  • Pufferfish contain a strong toxin that is deadly to humans if eated
  • They eat small fish, crustaceans, algae, plants and snails
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