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Animals

Meet some of the newest and cutest Aquarium residents in the new Babies! exhibits.

Sea otter pup swimming on its back looking at the camera

Aquarium of the Pacific/Robin Riggs

Animals You May See in the Gallery

More To Explore From Our Animal Database

southern sea otter looking at camera

Robin Riggs

Southern Sea Otter

Sea otters, the smallest and most recently evolved of all marine mammals, are in the family Mustelidae that includes weasels, ferrets, badgers, skunks, freshwater and sea otters, and minks.

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Spot prawn in kelp

Jay Tayag

Spot Prawn

Pandalus platyceros, is the largest species of shrimp found in ocean waters off the west coast of the United States.

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Threespine Stickleback

The threespine stickleback is the only one of the three subspecies of Gasterosteus aculeatus that is marine, scaleless, and fully plated.

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Shiner Surfperch

The most common surfperch found along the California coast, shiner surfperch typically live in loose aggregations in shallow waters of eelgrass beds, around pilings, piers, oil platforms, and in the back waters of bays and sloughs.

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Epaulette Shark

This small, attractively marked shark is a rather interesting animal. It swims, but most of its movement is accomplished by “walking” with the use of several of its fins.

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Zebra shark front view

One of our zebra sharks in Shark Lagoon. Aquarium of the Pacific and K. Leonard

Zebra Shark

Zebra shark, the common name of these slow-swimming, non-aggressive, bottom-dwelling sharks, is derived from their juvenile coloration: narrow bars reminiscent of a zebra’s stripes.

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