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Animal Update: Summer Flounder in Atlantic Shelf

A summer flounder has been added to our Maryland: Mountains to the Sea exhibit!

Published July 31, 2015

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Did you know? Flounder have chromatophores, specialized cells in their skin that allow the animals to perfectly match its surroundings!

Summer flounder have flat, rounded bodies that typically reach around 20 inches in length. These animals are bottom-dwellers. Their diet consists of shrimp, squid, worms, crustaceans and small fish.

Stay tuned for more behind-the-scenes updates!

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