Bloomington, Minn. (June 9, 2014) — It’s the day before Claws opens and all through the land, many crustacean creatures were crawling into SEA LIFE, over a dozen crabs.
One crab was over 5 feet long but please don’t flinch, they are in an exhibit so no worries about a big crab pinch. Crabs have been invading from all across the globe for the brand new Claws exhibit at SEA LIFE Minnesota, opening this Thursday, June 12, 2014 at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, Mall of America.
The Japanese Spider Crab, the largest crab species in the world, along with the 4 other crab species will be invading their new exhibit this Wednesday, June 11th at 1:30pm. The crabs will be carefully put into their all new homes in the Claws exhibit by the SEA LIFE Minnesota animal care team. The Japanese Spider Crab will be the feature crustacean creature to see in this crabby exhibit and at about 5 feet long, will be the largest species as well.
Claws will be open for at least a year and will also feature the unique porcupine crabs, powerful coconut crabs, playful land crabs, and a lobster! Guests will be able to see how a crab’s claw works, view crustaceans from all angles (even underneath), get their claws on 5 touch screens with amazing facts about each crab, and get a shocking close-up view of how they eat. Even the tanks will be modeled after giant crabs in the all new exhibit.
SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium showcases over 10,000 sea creatures, allowing visitors to come face to face with animals never-before-seen in Minnesota. The transformation from Underwater Adventures to SEA LIFE, complete in March 2011, made it the third U.S.-based SEA LIFE location.
With the newly opened Mysteries of the Rainforest in 2012, and Jellyfish Discovery in 2010, there is always something new and exciting for guests to discover. Now with the addition of CLAWS in the summer of 2014, SEA LIFE Minnesota continues to feature more fascinating displays and creative hands-on activities, giving kids and families a new level of excitement and understanding of the world’s oceans.