These exceptionally slowly growing crabs, with a massive adult body, are among the most colorful animals found in the Northeastern Pacific. They live most of their life in deep water, but come up into the shallows to molt, and incidentally display their vivid freshly molted color.
… the best recent example I have seen is a blog detailing an example of a large green anemone from the Pacific coast, shown here eating the carcass of what is identified as a common murre chick, much larger than itself.
Our next issue explores the COOLEST reef aquariums around. But don’t think we’ve neglected our roots either! Dive in and explore (but you might want a dry suit for this edition).
The seasons of the Salish Sea only slightly match the normal terrestrial seasons. Aquarists need to accommodate the marine seasonal needs of animals if cold water animals are going to be kept successfully…