Kansas City is home to a fascinating attraction where visitors can see a variety of marine life from across the globe. It’s called the Sea Life Aquarium, and the fun exhibits take a few hours to fully explore. So plan a day at the Sea Life Aquarium while the whole family’s in town!
Animals you’ll see include:
Moko, the humphead wrasse, will arrive at the Aquarium on December 16th. He’ll call the Bay of Rays exhibit his home, and it’s where he will float alongside southern stingrays and giant morays. At more than six feet in length, humphead wrasses are one of the largest species of coral reef fish. In addition, they boast a spectacular blue-green pattern.
Blacktip Reef Shark
Named for the black tips on their dorsal and caudal fins, Blacktip Reef sharks have a short, round snout and angled saw-like teeth. They reside in the shallow waters of the Pacific coastline regions. And they feast on reef fish as well as mollusks and crustaceans.
Lion’s Mane Jellyfish
Also called giant jellyfish, Lion’s manes are the largest known species of jellyfish. They have red and yellow tentacles which resemble the color of a lion’s mane. Also, they are native to the Arctic, Northern Atlantic, and Northern Pacific.
Lastly, sea urchins are small spine covered creatures found in oceans worldwide. They prefer to live in shallow water where they feed on algae, sea cucumbers, and mussels. Urchin is an old word for hedgehog, and the urchins’ long, sharp spines protect them from predators.
During their visit, guests can also watch live educational shows, and learn more about the aquarium’s conservation efforts.
The Sea Life Aquarium is just one of the many attractions near our apartments for rent in Kansas City. If you are thinking about calling our community home, please contact us to arrange a tour where you can see all we have to offer.Back to all posts