Header Image for Gallery of the Seas page

The Art of Nature

Sometimes certain species are so incredible they look like works of art—almost too beautiful or strange to believe that they even exist. Octopus, seastars, corals, and jellies, animals with bright colors, strange shapes, and fascinating movements, are just some of the sea’s living jewels highlighted in Ripley’s underwater art gallery.

GET TICKETS HERE

MEET AN OCTOPUS

Octopuses have eight arms covered with suckers

They use their arms for crawling, tasting, feeling, and grasping

Octopuses can open mason jars to get their food

There are about 200 species of octopuses

Octopuses range in size from less than an inch to over 20 feet across

Shy by nature, they pose little threat to humans

Octopuses will emit a black ink-like substance to shield its escape

START YOUR ADVENTURE ONLINE TICKETS

gallery seas

CUTTLEFISH

A relative of both squids and octopuses, cuttlefish have eight arms and two tentacles. They have an internal skeletal structure and are also masters of camouflage, quickly changing their colors to match their surroundings.

lionfish

LIONFISH

Lionfish are known for their venomous fin rays, a feature that is common among marine fish in coral reefs. Their potent venom makes them excellent predators and dangerous to fishermen and divers.

spidercrab

JAPANESE SPIDER CRAB

Spider crabs have the greatest leg span of any arthropod, reaching 12 feet from claw to claw. They can grow up to 16 inches and can weigh up to 41 pounds!

scorpion fish

Scorpionfish

Scorpionfish are part of a family that includes many of the world’s most venomous species. As the name suggests, scorpionfish have a type of “sting” in the form of sharp spines coated with venomous mucus.

JELLIES

Commonly called jellyfish, jellies are not fish, but cnidarians. Most move about by jet propulsion, some have tentacles, and others, like Australia’s box jellies, are extremely venomous!

Did you know tha jellies are more than 95% water no matter how big they are?!

START YOUR ADVENTURE ONLINE TICKETS