Asian Short Clawed Otters

Óscar and Maya, the Asian Short Clawed Otters are resident here at SEA LIFE Benalmádena!

They love to play about with magnets, pulling them apart over and over again. Óscar loves eating trout, but this is a special treat, so he’s only allowed it on special occasions.

When Otters are born, they weigh around 50 g, are toothless, practically immobile and their eyes are still closed!

Rockpools

Find out more about Mediterranean´s  amazing rockpool creatures!

Cleaner Shrimp

Cleaner shrimp is a common name for any swimming decapod crustacean that cleans other organisms of parasites. This is a widely cited example of cleaning symbiosis: a relationship in which both parties benefit. The fish

benefit by having parasites removed from them, and the shrimp gain the nutritional value of the parasites. In many coral reefs, cleaner shrimp congregate at cleaning stations.

 

Common Octopus

Common Octopus are found around our coast. Did you know they have three hearts!

Plenty more fish?

Overfishing and damaging fishing practices threaten many Mediterranean marine species.

Lesser Spotted Dogfish

Confusingly, these little creatures are from the Catshark family!

Lobster

Lobsters have hemocyanin in their blood which means it is blue in colour!

Conservation

We want you to love the oceans and the creatures that live in them as much as we do. By sharing their beauty, we want to inspire you to help us protect them for generations to come.

Moon Jellyfish

Jellyfish are found in every ocean in the world!

Rockpools

Find out more about Mediterranean´s  amazing rockpool creatures!

Rockpools

Find out more about Mediterranean´s  amazing rockpool creatures!

Cleaner Shrimp

Cleaner shrimp is a common name for any swimming decapod crustacean that cleans other organisms of parasites. This is a widely cited example of cleaning symbiosis: a relationship in which both parties benefit. The fish

benefit by having parasites removed from them, and the shrimp gain the nutritional value of the parasites. In many coral reefs, cleaner shrimp congregate at cleaning stations.

 

Cleaner Shrimp

Cleaner shrimp is a common name for any swimming decapod crustacean that cleans other organisms of parasites. This is a widely cited example of cleaning symbiosis: a relationship in which both parties benefit. The fish

benefit by having parasites removed from them, and the shrimp gain the nutritional value of the parasites. In many coral reefs, cleaner shrimp congregate at cleaning stations.

 

Common Octopus

Common Octopus are found around our coast. Did you know they have three hearts!

Common Octopus

Common Octopus are found around our coast. Did you know they have three hearts!

Plenty more fish?

Overfishing and damaging fishing practices threaten many Mediterranean marine species.

Plenty more fish?

Overfishing and damaging fishing practices threaten many Mediterranean marine species.

Lesser Spotted Dogfish

Confusingly, these little creatures are from the Catshark family!

Lesser Spotted Dogfish

Confusingly, these little creatures are from the Catshark family!

Lobster

Lobsters have hemocyanin in their blood which means it is blue in colour!

Lobster

Lobsters have hemocyanin in their blood which means it is blue in colour!

Conservation

We want you to love the oceans and the creatures that live in them as much as we do. By sharing their beauty, we want to inspire you to help us protect them for generations to come.

Conservation

We want you to love the oceans and the creatures that live in them as much as we do. By sharing their beauty, we want to inspire you to help us protect them for generations to come.

Moon Jellyfish

Jellyfish are found in every ocean in the world!

Moon Jellyfish

Jellyfish are found in every ocean in the world!