Tropical Reef

Our Tropical Reef gallery features three exhibits that are located in the second original coal tunnel of the Powerhouse. One very interesting fish on display is the striped burrfish. They have an organ known as a buccal; this allows them to inflate their bodies considerably when threatened. They also have short, thick spines covering their entire body; combined with their ability to “inflate” and their iridescent blue-green pupils, their appearance can be pretty intimidating to predators.

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