Ring of Fire: World of the Octopus
Discover the wonder of the shape-shifting, color-changing Giant Pacific Octopus and experience the mystery of his volcanic underwater world.
Explore his Octopus Den and get up-close to fascinating animals like Moon Jellyfish and Japanese Spider Crabs.
They all make their home in a constantly changing ecosystem along the Ring of Fire where towering volcanoes and deep ocean trenches line the Pacific Ocean.
With unique light and sound effects, you'll be able to experience the churning seismic activity that created the rippling sea floor, caves and other rock formations where amazing creatures like the Giant Pacific Octopus live.
Ring of Fire: World of the Octopus features three zones within the space where guests can explore each specific species. Click on the images below to learn more about each animal.
Like other members of the octopus family, they use special pigment cells in their skin to change colors and textures, and can blend in with intricately patterned corals, plants, and rocks.
The three-hearted Giant Pacific Octopus can be found in rocky areas in the cold waters along coastal areas of the Ring of Fire.
Highly intelligent creatures, they grow bigger and live longer than any other octopus species.
The Moon Jellyfish can be found in the coastal Pacific seas all around the Ring of Fire.
While they have four feeding tentacles, tens of thousands of stinging cells and five stomachs, they have no bones, nervous system, brain or muscles, are 97% water, and nobody knows how they move!
The hundreds of Moon Jellyfish in the Ring of Fire exhibit will be born and raised at the aquarium by our animal care experts!
The Japanese Spider Crab makes its home in the cold deep waters of the Ring of Fire near Southern Japan and Taiwan.
The largest member of the crab family, they can live up to 100 years and reach sizes up to 12 feet claw to claw.
Their armored exoskeleton and camouflaged body helps protect them from predators and they shed and renew it as they grow.