Oklahoma Aquarium allows Tulsans to visit marine life from across the globe

Founded in 2003, the Oklahoma Aquarium is located at 300 Aquarium Drive, Jenks, Okla. The aquarium has roughly 10,000 animals and over 500 different species. The facility has held events such as birthdays party, weddings, baby showers, and other private events. To learn more about the Oklahoma Aquarium, and how to be part of its team, visit https://www.okaquarium.org/FAQ.aspx.  


Lionfish can be found in Asia and Africa and later expanded to the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. They can blend in among the coral and they have sharp eyes when hunting for food. For food, they hunt for Parrotfish, Nassau Grouper, Yellowtail Snapper, and other species. Lionfish can grow between 12 to 15 inches. Photo by Anna Fuhrmeister.
Midas cichlid have strong jaws with sharp teeth to defend their home from invasive species. Their size is around 14 inches and they come from Central America. They like to eat snails, aquatic insects, and small fishes. Photo by Anna Fuhrmeister.
Loggerhead sea turtle, although not extinct, are an endangered species from fishing gear, nets, and plastic items that are left to waste in the ocean. They are mostly carnivores who enjoy eating shrimp, jellyfish, fish, and sometime sargassum and seaweed. Loggerhead sea turtle are found worldwide, but they mostly prefer to swim in warm places similar to tropical waters or the Mediterranean Sea. Photo by Anna Fuhrmeister.
Spiny lobster can be found swimming worldwide. They are fond of warm places like the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and other tropical places. For food, they eat crabs, snails, and clams. They can live up to around fifteen years and weigh up to 9.9 pounds. Photo by Anna Fuhrmeister.
Polka-Dot Batfish are at home in the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. Their habitat is sandy bottoms, coral rubble, and grass beds. For food, they choose to eat worms, shrimp, and mollusks. The average size for the Polka-Dot Batfish is around 15 inches. Photo by Anna Fuhrmeister.

To learn more about fishes, plants and other species of the ocean, visit https://www.okaquarium.org/.