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New Animals

Look for these amazing new animals on your next visit to Newport Aquarium!

Spiny Lumpsucker

Best described as swimming golf balls or ping pong balls with fins, Spiny Lumpsuckers are an absolutely adorable new addition to Shore Gallery! These small fish measure only 1-2 inches in length. They aren’t very good swimmers because of their rounded body shape and small fins, but they sure are fun to watch!
Location: Shore Gallery

Baby Common Cuttlefish

New baby cuttlefish have been added to the exhibit in Seahorses: Unbridled Fun! These adorable cuttlefish are small now, but growing fast! Related to octopus and squid, they have the unique ability to change the color and texture appearance of their skin and squirt ink!
Location: Seahorses: Unbridled Fun

Redfin Needle Fish

These long slender fish have narrow, elongated jaws with needlelike teeth and red tipped fins. They hang out just under the surface of the water and look like miniature barracuda. They lay thousands of eggs with only a small handful surviving to adulthood.
Location: Seahorses: Unbridled Fun


Two NEW Sandbar Sharks are now making their home in the Surrounded by Sharks exhibit! Their names, Thelma and Louise, were picked from a list of guest submissions by the biologists that care for them. These fast swimmers were born at our sister Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey and will reach up to 8 feet in length when fully grown. From Shark Bridge, see their signature dorsal fins cut through the water as they break the surface and swim around the exhibit!
Location: Surrounded By Sharks