Find out why lobsters pee on each other! And why Mudpuppies have such a cute name! You’ll come face-to-face with Green Moray eels and enjoy the beautiful view of Parrot Fish. From Soapfish to Spaghetti Worms to Moon Snails- there are so many new animals to meet when you explore our NEW SLIME Exhibit! Buy Tickets today to visit this show. It’s only in town for a limited time, so don’t delay. Ooooo, now that is something to slime on in for!
My my my, what Marvelous Mucus you have! These Banana Slugs have to stay slimy to survive, so they secrete a nice mucus coating that seals in their moisture so they never dry out. They are able to breathe through their skin! Slugs can’t walk, so to get around they get to glide on a speedy carpet of slime. How fun is that?! Slip n’ Slide slime! Their slime trail is even a love potion to attracts mates, but be careful- to their predator it’s poison!
Two words– PEE. SHOOTER. That’s right! Male lobsters pick their fights by peeing in their opponents face to establish dominance. I think this goes without saying, but you should not try this at home. The American lobster has a urine nozzle under each eye. Female lobsters find this behavior irresistible! So how do they get the attention of the male lobster? You guessed it– she pees in HIS face. Nothing says love like a little bit of urine!
Look at that Mudpuppy in the window. The one with the thick, slimy tail! The mucous glands in their skin ooze out creating a waterproof shield to protect them. That mucus coating also increases their swimming speed making it nearly impossible for a predator to catch them. Why they are called “Mudpuppies”? They are found on muddy bottoms and make barking noises! They never develop into adults, making them permanent puppies!