Halloween has arrived at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium and even the sea urchins can't resist the urge to get into the ‘spikey’ spirit! In a twist of underwater creativity, the collector urchins have decided to join the festivities, but not in traditional costumes; they're going undercover, masking up with Halloween-themed collectables.
Guests can witness the unique behaviour of the resident sea urchins who, in a spec-Dracula display, have collected an array of Halloween decorations showcasing their playful personalities.
Tripmates gratilla, commonly known as the collector urchin, is a species of sea urchin found in the Indo-Pacific region. Loved for their spiky exteriors and fascinating behaviours, the echinoderms at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast have added a dash of mystery to their daily routines in celebration of Halloween.
Onlookers have been amazed to see the collector urchins mischievously scuttling along the rocks, proudly displaying their spook-tacular Halloween collections!
With their commitment to education and conservation, the aquarium team has embraced this Halloween extravaganza as a fun way to raise awareness about the incredible biodiversity of our oceans.
“Though small, sea urchins serve a vital function in upholding the well-being of coral reefs and marine ecosystems by regulating algae growth. Our oceans and their inhabitants warrant continuous protection. While these sea urchins may don a Halloween disguise, their contribution to sustaining marine life's equilibrium is not theatrics; it's a crucial responsibility deserving universal attention and admiration.”Rachel Power, Aquarist, SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
Guests can delve deeper into the world of these spine-tingling collector urchins this Halloween and discover a range of other marine and freshwater creatures at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, including sharks, rays, turtles, little blue penguins and more! For more information or to purchase tickets, see: www.visitsealife.com/sunshine-coast