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Can ocean animals be art? One look at these sailfin sculpin babies should answer that question! For the first time ever, we’ve raised these fish behind the scenes, and they’re now on exhibit in our Kelp Forest touchpool. Make your day better by having them as your computer wallpaper or Facebook cover image!
The Sailfin Sculpin: A Little Fish with a Lot of Character
Hey, where’d you get that funny hat? For the first time ever, we’ve raised salfin sculpins behind the scenes, and they’re now on exhibit in our Kelp Forest touchpool!
It’s the same species we’ve had on exhibit previously, in the Bottom Dwellers exhibit. But when some of those sculpins ( Nautichthys oculofasciatus) laid eggs, Aquarist Kelsey Barker took them behind the scenes and raised them. The sculpins are now several months old, and are doing well on exhibit!
These fish are notable for their conspicuous spiked dorsal fins, and frequent tidepools along the Pacific coast. Although common, they can be hard to spot, as their colors blend with the seaweeds and rocks.
Can you find the fish in this photo? We’ve added sailfin sculpins to our Bottom Dwellers gallery. These surprising fish have an unusual dorsal fin that hangs over their heads when they swim. Interestingly, we often team up with other accredited aquariums, and these fish come to us from the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California, where they were hatched and raised behind the scenes.