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    Piranhas at the beach?

    by  • April 1, 2015 • Announcements, Aquaria, Research • 1 Comment

    This is not real! It was an April Fools Day Joke. Exciting and slightly scary new discovery! Scientists have recently found a new marine species of Piranha, called the Ocean Piranha (Pygocentrus oceanus). Piranhas are an omnivorous species usually found in South American rivers but through a recent marine census a salt water species…

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    Umbrella snail babies

    by  • February 6, 2014 • Announcements, Aquaria • 1 Comment

    Up until this Summer I had not heard of an Umbrella snail (or shell). It was when we found one at Shelly’s Beach, Eden on a Rocky Shore Ramble that I first learnt about this strange but wonderful creature. The Umbrella snail (Umbraculum umbraculum) is a large marine gastropod mollusc in the group Opisthobranchia. Opisthobranchs are characterized…

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    New octopus babies

    by  • December 13, 2012 • Announcements, Aquaria • 0 Comments

    We would like to congratulate proud mother Morticia on her beautiful new children, all 1000 of them! As you may have guessed Morticia is not human. She is the lovely gloomy octopus living at the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre. The octobabies as they have come to be known were hatched on Monday December…

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    Octavia and her babies

    by  • June 28, 2012 • Announcements, Aquaria • 0 Comments

    It has been an exciting month here at the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre with the multiple births of literally hundreds of baby octopus occurring over a number of days. First discovered Monday the 4th of June,  the tank was bubbling with activity as minute (about 1mm long) baby octopus, or hatchlings, bobbed around and up and down…

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