Long Beach

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Today at the Aquarium of the Pacific, we saw things I’ve never seen in real life before.

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We saw chambered nautiluses (or chambered nautili) swimming all over the place.

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We saw a California king crab.

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And we saw a giant isopod! I never imagined I’d get to see one of these alive. I’ve been fascinated by them ever since I first read about them — they’re huge and they look like sow bugs. It was amazing.

They were all in the Wonders of the Deep exhibit.

Unfortunately the aquarium doesn’t have a Wonders of the Deep webcam, but they do have five other webcams set up in other exhibits, including two penguin webcams.