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 learn how an octopus can change color, skin texture and body shape as a master of camouflage.
Watch the tranquil Moon Jellyfish as they float gracefully in the water and get a 365 degree view of the Japanese Spider Crab.
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.
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. Highly intelligent creatures, the three-hearted Giant Pacific Octopus grows bigger and lives longer than any other octopus species.
The largest member of the crab family, Japanese Spider Crabs 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.