Poseidon's Treasure Room
Poseidon’s Treasure Room houses several periodically changing freshwater
and saltwater displays. It provides a fascinating view
of unusual marine creatures and marine life, including:
- Banded Cat Sharks and Egg Cases – Developing
shark embryos in their egg cases let you witness the
miracle of life as it unfolds.
- Asian Hillstream Fishes – Many of these fish have special adaptations to help them not get swept away from swift currents.
- African Lungfish (Protopterus annectens) – An
air-breathing fish that could actually drown if no air
were left at the top of its display tank.
- Mexican Blind Cave Fish (Astyanax
fasciatus mexicanus) – Fish whose
eyes become covered as young fish mature.
- Filter Feeding – A display that
illustrates how sponges and other creatures sieve plankton
by creating water currents.
- Cerianthus anemone, tube anemone – Creatures
that look like living lava lamps.
- Lionfish (Pterois volitans) – Fish
that have been carried to Long Island from the Carolinas
by the Gulf Stream, and caught as part of a scientific
- Scorpionfish– Fish that use
camouflage to catch prey and avoid predators.
- Tropical Lagoon – A display
that illustrates how tropical lagoons provide protected
nursing grounds for reef fishes.
Our Treasure Room gives us a way to focus on some of the smaller, more delicate fish that might get lost in our bigger exhibits.