Poseidon’s Treasure Room houses several periodically changing freshwater and saltwater displays. It provides a fascinating view of unusual marine creatures and life, including:
Sharks and Egg Cases – Developing shark embryos in their egg cases let you witness the miracle of life as it unfolds.
Asian Hillstream Fishes – Many 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 Feeding – A display that illustrates how sponges and other creatures sieve plankton by creating water currents.
Cerianthus anemone, tube anemone – Creatures 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.
Frogfish – Short and stocky, these fish are often covered in bodily extensions to make them blend in with the ocean floor.
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 larger exhibits.
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