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Walking Shark Epaulette Shark

Walking Sharks

What are Walking Sharks? Portland Aquarium’s latest educational display features new sharks that are known as juvenile epaulette sharks, also known as “Walking Sharks.” “They are some of the most interesting sharks I’ve ever seen,” said the director of animal husbandry and operations. “Rather than swim, full grown epaulette sharks can walk by wriggling their […]

Sea Cucumbers

Meet our friends, the Sea Cucumbers!   Sea cucumbers are echinoderms from the class holothuroidea. They are marine invertebrates with a leathery skin and an elongated bod. Sea cucumbers are found on the sea floor worldwide. The number of holothurian species worldwide is about 1250 with the greatest number being in the Asia Pacific region.     Many of these […]

Puffins

Did you know that Puffins are any of three small species of alcids (auks) in the bird genus Fratercula with a brightly coloured beak during the breeding season. These are pelagic seabirds that feed primarily by diving in the water. They breed in large colonies on coastal cliffs or offshore islands, nesting in crevices among rocks or in burrows in the soil. Two species, the Tufted […]

Sharks

Shark From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sharks are a group of fish characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton, five to seven gill slits on the sides of the head, and pectoral fins that are not fused to the head. Modern sharks are classified within the clade Selachimorpha (orSelachii), and are the sister group to the rays. However, the term “shark” has also been used for extinct members of the suborder Elasmobranchii outside the […]