Oh no! It’s the mouth that came from the deep!
Predatory tunicates live anchored along the deep-sea canyon walls and seafloor, waiting for tiny animals to drift or swim by. If you’ve ever seen a Venus flytrap capture an insect, you have a clue as to how predatory tunicates eat. Their mouthlike hoods quickly close when small animals drift inside. 
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Oh no! It’s the mouth that came from the deep!

Predatory tunicates live anchored along the deep-sea canyon walls and seafloor, waiting for tiny animals to drift or swim by. If you’ve ever seen a Venus flytrap capture an insect, you have a clue as to how predatory tunicates eat. Their mouthlike hoods quickly close when small animals drift inside. 

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The Monterey Bay Aquarium, perched on the edge of a world-famous coastline, is your window to the wonders of the ocean. It’s located on historic Cannery Row in Monterey and is open daily except Christmas Day.

For more information about our animals and exhibits, and to view our live web cams, please visit www.montereybayaquarium.org.

Hours of operation vary by season. Daily schedules and tickets are available on our website or by calling
(831) 648-4800.