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Poseidon's Treasure Room

Poseidon’s Treasure Room houses several periodically changing freshwater and saltwater displays. It provides a fascinating view of unusual marine creatures and marine life, including:

Poseidon's Treasure Room
  • Banded Cat Sharks and Egg CasesDeveloping shark embryos in their egg cases let you witness the miracle of life as it unfolds.
  • Asian Hillstream FishesMany of these fish have special adaptations to help them not get swept away from swift currents.
  • African Lungfish (Protopterus annectens) – An air-breathing fish that could actually drown if no air were left at the top of its display tank.
  • Mexican Blind Cave Fish (Astyanax fasciatus mexicanus)Fish whose eyes become covered as young fish mature.
  • Filter FeedingA display that illustrates how sponges and other creatures sieve plankton by creating water currents.
  • Cerianthus anemone, tube anemoneCreatures that look like living lava lamps.
  • Lionfish (Pterois volitans) Fish that have been carried to Long Island from the Carolinas by the Gulf Stream, and caught as part of a scientific capture program.

  • ScorpionfishFish that use camouflage to catch prey and avoid predators.

  • Tropical Lagoon – A display that illustrates how tropical lagoons provide protected nursing grounds for reef fishes.

Our Treasure Room gives us a way to focus on some of the smaller, more delicate fish that might get lost in our bigger exhibits.