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New Animals

From wiggly weird to cute and touchable – these are just some of the amazing new animals recently added to Newport Aquarium!

Baby Cuttlefish

These adorable cuttlefish babies are small, and growing fast! Related to octopus and squid, they have the unique ability to change the color and texture appearance of their skin.
Location: Seahorses: Unbridled Fun

California Round Stingrays

Four California round rays have been added to the tide pool touch tank! These small rays, native to the California coast, reach a maximum width of only 10 inches.
Location: Shore Gallery

Sarcastic Fringehead

This weird looking fish lives in burrows or structures created by other animals like empty sea shells. Rival males will unfold their oversized, colorful mouths and push them against each other to establish who's the biggest and most dominant.
Location: Shore Gallery

Upside-Down Jellyfish

Unlike most jellyfish that swim with their bells pointed up, upside-down jellyfish spend most of their time with their bells resting on the seafloor of shallow, still coastal waters.
Location: Seahorses: Unbridled Fun