SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium’s new exhibit, CLAWS, is open! You won’t believe your eyes when you see the size of their newest resident, the Japanese spider crab. Take a look at our video and see for yourself.
Did you know that Japanese spider crabs can live to be over 100 years old? The new CLAWS exhibit has all kinds of exciting tidbits about crabs and other crustaceans. Head on over for a nautical adventure and learn interesting facts about sea creatures like:
- The giant Japanese spider crab lives in the deep depths of the ocean. They are named after spiders because of their long, thin legs!
- Puget Sound king crabs are native to the Pacific Northwest. They grow to the size of a soccer ball and grow algae and anemones on them for camouflage!
- Mantis shrimp are colorful, beautiful and strong! They have smashing clubs on their arms that are used to open shells and stun prey. Mantis shrimp also have better color vision than humans!
When you visit SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium you’ll be treated to an awesome, interactive underwater experience. You’ll encounter more than 5,000 colorful sea creatures, touch urchins, crabs and sea stars in an Interactive Touchpool, watch feedings and listen to talks throughout the day, learn about conservation efforts, and walk through their amazing underwater Ocean Tunnel. There is so much to see and learn, and you can do it all without getting wet!
SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium is located inside Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills. Visit them online for hours and ticket information and follow along with them for nautical news on Facebook and Twitter using #SEALIFEMI.