“Tentacles” Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium to Cultivate It’s Own Cephalopods

by | Apr 9, 2014 | Science, Tanks | 0 comments

Flamboyant cuttlefish (Metasepia pfeffer )

The soon to open $3.5 million “Tentacles” exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, will be the World’s largest collection of Cephalopods. The exhibit will focus on Octopus, Squid and Cuttlefish.   The aquarium will captive breed many of the species used in the exhibits.

Animals for the Tentacles exhibit  will be bred in-house. Eggs and hatchlings will be visible to the public in the Aquarium’s Egg Lab.

As many hobbyists know, caring for Cephalopods in the aquarium is no small task.  So breeding multiple species on a regular basis demonstrates the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s mastery of  Cephalopod husbandry.

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The “Tentacles” exhibit will open on April 12, 2014. MORE

Source: KQED by Danna Staaf

  • Francis Yupangco

    Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.


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