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Seattle Aquarium debuts new ‘swimming golf balls’ fish exhibit

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Seattle Aquarium debuts new ‘swimming golf balls’ fish exhibit

Adorably unsightly. Humorous-searching and awkward. The Seattle Aquarium is not mincing words about a new fish show showcasing 8 Pacific spiny lumpsuckers.

The golfing ball-formed chilly-h2o fish is now on display, for a minimal time, in the eelgrass spot of the aquarium’s Puget Seem Fish along with the sailfin sculpin and significant cockscomb.

The fish — uncovered in a variety of destinations together with in northern Washington, the Bering Sea, Siberia and northern Japan — are protected in bumps known as tubercles, which offer a cartilage coat that preserve the fish afloat. Jelly deposits under its pores and skin also can help it remain upright.

Lumpsuckers, which averages among one to two inches lengthy, also uses its pelvic fins as suction cups to attach and blend into rocks and their surroundings to hide from predators like crabs and octopus.

The aquarium advises seeking for them inside of the barnacle shells around the habitat.

The “swimming golf balls” appear instantly from the Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco and have been waiting in a chilled procedure at the Seattle aquarium until the incoming h2o was cold enough, according to an aquarium blog article.

Never wait around extended to verify out the exhibit as they could go again behind the scenes in late spring to hold them at their suitable temperature.

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