Category: reblog

montereybayaquarium: Getting one last nude po…


Getting one last nude post in before the 17th

xwinging: The four-eyed fish, the Anableps. …


The four-eyed fish, the Anableps

An eye of the Anableps is split horizontally by a band of epithelial tissue, giving it two corneas, and two pupils in each eye. This allows it to see above and below the water, as it spends most of its life at the surface of the water to consume insects. 




look at this absolutely FANTASTIC saltwater version of my eels. god. what a man. perfection exists and its name is diademichthys lineatus



I’m looking at aquarium backdrops (idly – I don’t need one) and have found that the selection for backdrops that look like alien planets is woefully limited. This is discrimination against dweebs who plan to name their fish after mid-century sci-fi robots.

There is, however, a really good option for people who desperately need their aquarium to look like… the waiting room of a hospital:

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Guess who’s back? Back again?




Tuna crabs are back—tell a friend! Once again, swarms of pelagic red crabs—aka tuna crabs, Pleuroncodes planipes—beached themselves In Monterey yesterday.

First seen in October of last year, there have been a handful of these mass strandings of juvenile crabs—a normal part of the lifecycle of this species—during our 2015-2016 El Niño. 

Pushed northward by currents and pleasant climes, tuna crabs are one of the most prominent indicators of these changed seas at the hands of El Niño. They were last seen in Monterey during the 1982-1983 ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation).

Hot on the tails of these tasty treats are hordes of blue whales—twenty individuals were spotted recently near Moss Landing! We even saw a blue whale lunge feeding on the surface from the back deck of the Aquarium, perhaps drawn in by fresh and delicious Mexican food.

As the ocean continues to warm due to climate change, these events may become more commonplace in our area, as southern seas slowly slink north. 

The return of the tuna crabs is a reminder that slight changes in temperature can drastically affect the community of animals living in the ocean—and bring a trip to Mexico to our backyard.

You can learn more about tuna crabs in our blog posts:

El Niño is feeling kinda crabby!

They’re baaaaaaack!

What does it mean?

Back on our bull like a cowboy—pelagic red crabs are back again!!

This year, NOAA has predicted an approximately 80% chance for El Niño conditions through the winter in the Northern Hemisphere—and if this stranding is any indication, there’s a good chance an ENSO tour bus has dropped off its first batch of southern visitors to Monterey Bay!






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me, in my room, surrounded by fish tanks

someone: how do you sleep with this much noise?!

me: what noise?



steal her look!

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