So, how did we do? 377 fishes, 58 different species; 153 invertebrates, 44 species. We feel pretty darn good about this collection. In fact, everyone is extremely pleased! Among the wonderful animals we'll be loading on to airplanes for shipment back to Boston tomorrow are:And catch and slow release (how animals are readied for display). See indigo hamlet at right, getting ready for its new gig in the aquarium. Tweet
4 indigo hamlets.
Two moray eels: a goldentail and a purplemouth.
Three trumpetfish which will complement the one trumpet now on exhibit in the GOT.
One cowfish, a juvenile, that we can't yet identify definitively.
One yellow stingray headed for the new temporary "shark and ray touch tank" we'll be installing on the east side of the Aquarium this summer.
Two basket stars (Astrophyton muricatum), fascinating invertebrates with intricate branching arms that fold up during the day and open at night, when they are used to filter plankton.
Five red snapping shrimp (Alpheus armatus), each about an inch long.