Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Aquarium News

Our aquarium is an everchanging, fascinating landscape of new or maturing critters, bigger tanks, intriguing habitat improvements, updated exhibits and current information. Enhanced optimal visibility provides and exceptional experience! The critters are thriving while we manage our public health safety issues.

 

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This is our Oyster Toadfish (Opsanus tau). They are about 12 inches (29cm) long and like to eat worms, clams, crustaceans and small fish. They can be found on the ocean floor in coastal waters from Cape Cod to Florida. Male Oyster Toadfish will build a nest among shells and rocks for the female to deposit her eggs in. After the female lays her eggs, the male will defend the nest until the eggs hatch (about 3 weeks).