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Crustaceans of the Central Coast

Warm Water Reef Display

This is one of our newest displays. This sleek tank features a variety of the crustaceans that you could find along the Central Coasts Kelp Forests. The primary species inhabiting this display is that of the California Spiny Lobster. The juvenile lobsters in this tank grow to fit their habitat and can live for over forty years in captivity. A unique feature of these tough animals is the fact that, unlike most other lobsters, they lack claws. Instead, they utilize two powerful spiny antennae to defend themselves. Also featured in this tank are a variety of spider crabs.

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Kelp Greenling


Spiny Back Lobster