Hidden In Plain Sight, Cont'd

There are hidden treasures tucked away throughout the National Aquarium. Follow along as we share some insider secrets!

Published August 19, 2015

Blacktip Reef

With wide, flat bodies and fringed mouths, wobbegongs are proof that sharks come in every shape and size. These sharks are often overlooked, tucked beneath the far-left windows in Blacktip Reef’s underwater viewing area.

Tasselled wobbegong

Head to the far right of the Blacktip Reef underwater viewing area and look for the moray eel. It can often be found concealed within the coral, just below the window.

Level 2

Don’t walk too quickly past the Tidal Marsh exhibit. Hidden in the oysters are tiny fish, like naked goby and striped blenny. Stop and wait for them to poke their heads out. 

National Aquarium – Striped blenny

Level 4

Puffins flapping their wings and nose-diving into the water are so distracting, you probably haven’t even noticed this next one. Built into the exhibit’s rockwork are tiny skulls. See how many you can spot!

Atlantic Puffin

Be sure to check out part one of our “Hidden in Plain Sight” series!

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