Holy mola! It’s feeding time!

Holy mola! It’s feeding time!

Check out how we train our mola to come to the surface of the Open Sea exhibit to chow down on some delicious food!

Fun fact: Inside a mola’s tiny mouth are two pairs of hard teeth plates shaped with a slightly curved ridge, resembling a bird’s beak. Here’s the twist: The mola doesn’t chew its food! 😳

Instead, it sucks the food in and out (especially in the case of jellies) until it’s reduced to gelatinous chunks. Here at the Aquarium, we make a special gelatin-formula that allows our mola to munch on food just the way it would in the wild.

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