Marine Invertebrates

A large coral at the entrance to Marine Invertebrates

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Investigate the lives of ocean inhabitants in the Marine Invertebrates gallery.

See starfish, corals and molluscs, and discover the deep-sea secrets of the vampire squid and the feeding habits of the fin whale roundworm.

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  • a beautiful array of shells, from the giant clam to the queen conch
  • a crab that's related to spiders
  • sea snails used to make purple dye
  • shells once used as currency
  • delicate deep-sea creatures known as snake arms and basket stars

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