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  Critter Care Club  

Critter Care Club

    Help us care for our animals and share the wonder of Southern California marine life. The animals in our Aquarium amaze schoolchildren on field trips, visiting families and ocean enthusiasts alike.
       
  Choose your level of support! With your contribution, you receive:
  • $25: A certificate of support, fun facts about your animal and a subscription to Tidelines.
  • $50: Items above plus a glossy photo of your animal
  • $100: Items above plus a Tidepool reference guide
  • $250: Items above plus a private Tidepool Touch Tank viewing for 10
  • $500: Items above plus invitation to exclusive Tidepool Adventures event
Membership in Critter Care is valid for one year and supports the care of the Aquarium's animals.



Garibaldi

The garibaldi is California's state marine fish and one of the most stunning members of the kelp forest ecosystem. With brilliant orange coloring, the garibaldi dazzles the eyes.

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White Abalone

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is one of two places in the world with white abalone on public display. The Aquarium is actively involved in the efforts to bring back the highly endangered species.

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Moon Jelly

Moon jellies give the ocean an outer-space quality with their transparent, iridescent moon-shaped bells. Instead of having long, thick trailing tentacles that jellies are famous for, moon jellies have hundreds of short, wispy tentacles on the edge of their bell.

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California Grunion

From March through September, this curious fish comes completely out of the water to lay its eggs in the sand along Southern California's beaches.

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Pacific Seahorse

The Pacific seahorse reverses traditional birthing roles. During reproduction, the female seahorse transfers about 3,000 eggs into the males brood pouch where they are fertilized and incubated for about 12 days.

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Swell Shark

When swell sharks feel threatened, they grab their tail by the mouth and form a "U"shape, then they inflate their stomachs by swallowing water and swell their bodies up to double the size like a big balloon, hence their common name swell shark.

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