Last night I was so lucky to be able to experience the @newenglandaquarium after hours and behind the scenes. Each year the New England Aquarium Dive Club does a behind the scenes tour for its members. I was so thrilled that my first member meeting was such a special and memorable one. I can't wait for next months meeting!
One of my favorite parts of last night was when we hung out with the octopus featured here. Not only did we see the front of the exhibit but I was able to go in the back and see the full extent of his enclosure and how he is cared for.
I could have watched him all night. So beautiful and mesmerizing.
Not only do these guys look like a dead leaf, but they mimic them behaviorally, swaying back and forth like a dead leaf blowing in the wind. Some super cool bugs out there for sure!
Dead leaf mantis (Acanthops sp.). The Choco, Ecuador 2017 #jerpingwithjorge#birdingforsnakes with @_matthugh @devinbergquist @muchobirdnerd @sakkiduran @josevieirafrog