Just a few pictures of this graceful, gauzy, temporary addition to the goosefish exhibit.
|Educators describe the bubble net as similar to bubble wrap. This image illustrates this idea quite well, no?|
|The gauzy egg veil enshrouds the exhibit's sea weed|
|The goosefish, a bit smaller and probably tired after laying the egg veil|
|There are several hundred thousand eggs in this sheet, which can be as long as 60 feet.|
- Aquarist Bill Murphy had his video camera to catch the goosefish laying the egg veil last May!
- This post explains that the egg veils are usually the same size, even if several are laid in one year.
- This video captures the grace and etherial beauty of the egg veil in the exhibit.
- See a close-up picture of the goosefish.
- Find a picture of the egg veil from above.
And here are a couple posts about the goosefish and other residents of the Northern Waters Gallery:
- Watch video of the goosefish herself snatching up a snack—in super slow motion!
- Our current octopus has some eggs of her own that's she's keeping watch over. Learn about octopus egg laying in this post.
- Did you know that an octopus enjoys playtime?
- Look beyond the dinner plate. Get to know New England's favorite crustacean—the lobster!
- Meet some of the lesser-known sharks and rays at the Aquarium.
There is no male in this exhibit, so don't expect baby goosefish. But this is still a really special occasion; the goosefish has never laid three egg veils in one year before. The eggs will remain in the exhibit for only a couple days, so if you want to see this amazing sight in person you should hurry to Central Wharf. Buy your tickets online and print at home, you'll be visiting this special lady and her egg veil in no time.