The exhibition “Tentacles” at the Monterey Bay Aquarium allows visitors to get up close some sea creatures that otherwise would be very difficult to see in public aquariums.
The star of the show is undoubtedly a Flapjack octopus, a vampire squid, newly discovered and never been displayed before.
The Aquarium has collaborated with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Marine biologists of deep waters captured using remote-controlled submarines, the unique creatures now on display. After being collected, the aquarium staff was responsible for keeping the animals healthy and adapts them for life in the aquarium. This meant dealing with many problems, such as diet, lighting and also the visibility. Because of these problems, in particular the light, some of the creatures are only visible for a short time, and then return to a dark aquarium, more similar to the environment of their habitats in the deep waters. This project is not only a fantastic opportunity for visitors, but also for scientists, so that they can study these wonderful and mysterious creatures much closer!
On the YouTube channel of the Monterey Bay Aquarium was published a video called “The Coolest Animals You’ve Never Seen”.