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Babies! Follow the link to meet some of the newest members of our penguin colony: endangered African penguin chicks.
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It's cuttle time! Learn more about these charming cephalods in honor of Science Friday's Cephalopod Week! Click here to find our most popular cuttlefish blogs, pictures and videos: http://goo.gl/QsLghX
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Friday Riddle
How can you explore the Amazon without leaving downtown Boston? Visit our Amazon Rainforest exhibits at the Aquarium! Just don't forget to bring your camera. 

You won't believe the huge variety of animals we have here! Check it out: http://www.neaq.org/animals_and_exhibits/exhibits/individual_exhibits/amazon_flooded_forest/index.php #amazon   #explore   #boston  
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Looks awesome! If I  ever visit Boston I'm definitely going to see this! :D 
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Little little skate and big little skate
Get to know some of the lesser-known sharks and rays around the Aquarium—including these darling little skates. READ: http://galleries.neaq.org/2011/03/lesser-known-sharks-and-rays-at.html #ocean   #animals   #cute   #boston  
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They're here!
Smacks of moon jellies show up in New England harbors and estuaries in staggering numbers every summer. Well, summer must be near because the moon jellies are blooming in Boston Harbor! Learn more about these seasonal neighbors.

#animalfacts   #ocean   #bostonharbor   #summer  
This post is part of an occasional series on local marine species compiled and photographed by New England Aquarium aquarist Peter Gawne. When he's not diving locally for these posts or researching coral reefs in Belize, Peter takes care of the touch tank's sharks and rays and the jellies ...
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Local Species: Skeleton Shrimp
Skeleton shrimp have a venomous tooth that males use to strike deadly blows against other males in competition. The only other animals known to apply venom in intraspecific competition are male platypuses and slow lorises. Yikes!

Get to know a tiny local animal that can pack a big punch (if you're a shrimp, the tooth poses no threat to humans!): http://goo.gl/QYxk6I
#shrimp   #newengland   #local   #venom   #ocean   #animals   #animalfacts  
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Seal Locomotion
The harbor seals and the fur seals are both expert swimmers, of course. But they get around in the water in two very different ways. Can you tell the difference between their two swimming styles?

Check 'em out here on video:
http://trainers.neaq.org/2012/02/fitness-friday-seal-locomotion.html

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Clownfish and mandarinfish, Banggai cardinalfish and hermit crabs. Do you have a favorite animal in our living coral exhibit? Meet some of the animals from this vibrant Pacific exhibit here: http://goo.gl/icqnSW
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Just this morning, the goosefish laid her first egg veil of the year. Your day just got a lot more beautiful.
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Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta)
There are seven species of sea turtles: green, loggerhead, Kemp’s ridley, olive ridley, hawksbill, flat back and leatherback. You'll find three of them in the Giant Ocean Tank at the Aquarium.

Learn more about our largest exhibit and its residents:
http://www.neaq.org/animals_and_exhibits/exhibits/individual_exhibits/giant_ocean_tank/index.php #seaturtles   #ocean   #animals   #huge  
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ICYMI: Research in Belize
Aquarium researchers and scuba divers make frequent trips to Carrie Bow Cay in Belize to monitor its nearby coral reefs. There are some beautiful pictures and videos from last fall's expedition—night dive critters, anyone? #belize   #ocean   #research   #coralreefs  
Staff from the New England Aquarium recently traveled to Belize as part of a long-term research program run by Aquarium scientist Randi Rotjan, PhD, to monitor coral health near Carrie Bow Cay. Today's post by Giant Ocean Tank diver Sean Marden is part of a series about these research efforts.
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Yes! That picture took me back there... I always loved that coral with it's hair-like polyps waving around with the current.
I never knew it by its scientific name, Dendrogyra cylindrus...

Most of the posts by the New England Aquarium bring to mind fond memories. Very educational, well written with excellent photographs. They fill me with exuberance and I can't contain myself! :)
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It's #worldoceansday !
Let's celebrate by coming together to protect our blue planet. Follow the link for 10 ways we can make a difference for a healthy #ocean . #liveblue   
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1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110
1 Central WharfUSMassachusettsBoston02110
(617) 973-5200neaq.org
$$AquariumToday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmTuesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmWednesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmThursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmFriday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmSaturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmSunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Founded in 1969, the New England Aquarium is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. The Aquarium is one of the premier visitor attractions in Boston, with more than 1.3 million visitors a year, and a major public education resource.
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A giant glass tank spiraled by a multilevel walkway is the main draw at this waterfront attraction.- Google
"But the touch tank has good amount of sea creatures to touch."
"Open your purse for the whale watch, more rip-off."
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Branden Etheridge
a month ago
Overall, a great aquarium. Giant tank in the middle that you walk around on a spiral ramp. The penguins are the best. With kids you'll be there for hours. As adults you could probably see the majority in 45 to an hour. Its really not all that large. Just don't go on a rainy school vacation day... That was a poor life choice.
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Tessa Morrison
2 months ago
Amazing place and beautiful creatures. Apparently people don't realize you go for the experience, not the price and they don't realize what the money goes to. Anyways, amazing place I'd go 1000 more times if I could! Reasonable price for the great family experience!
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Juliana Casale
2 months ago
I can (and have) spent hours with my nose pressed against the jellyfish exhibits at the aquarium, making faces at several species of penguin, and holding mock conversations with sea lions. Keep an eye out for Myrtle, the aquarium’s 550-pound, 45-year-old turtle in residence, and the cuttlefish tank -- a mini-Cthulhu and my personal favorite. If you have questions, aquarium staff give scheduled talks throughout the day.
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Manuela Sousa
3 months ago
It is beautiful. Kids love this place. They have a huge tank with lots of fish and big turtle. There are some interactive panels about sea creatures. You can also check penguins, touch starfish and if you're hungry, there's a cafe inside :)
Missiehillie
2 weeks ago
I went on a rainy Monday. Lots of folks and kids made it very crowded and loud but I still had a great time. I learned and enjoyed. Be prepared for a $37.00 bill to park in the garage, though. That plus the entrance fee probably makes this a more spendy excursion for a large family.
Nicola Di Zio
2 months ago
The pinguins get The attention. This is incredibble. The 200.000 gal tank with more than 500 species inside is nothing less that amazing. The last Star will be given once they Pay more attention and keep cleaner The sea mammals area, which looks somehow abandoned.
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Andy Lee
3 months ago
Visited the aquarium today with my two siblings. Overall, we had a great experience. There was a nice penguin exhibit at entrance, and we spent a few hours exploring the aquarium. We saw a few feedings, and experienced a few touch tanks. Overall, the aquarium is smaller than others I have visited, but it was a pleasant experience nevertheless on a cold wintery day. The only negative impression I have on this experience (the 4/5) is that it was extremely pricey. Tickets for each of us was $30 (included an imax show), and parking was $37. All in all, the three of us spent $127 (before taxes) to visit this aquarium.
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Jade Hall
5 months ago
Cute little aquarium, I was disappointed by the size but then again the last time I was at an aquarium I was 10. The coolest exhibit is outside before you even walk in, if you don't look to the left you would miss it. There is a tank of adorable sea lions in a tank out front - they love to show off and make faces at you! Don't miss this part! Inside the touch tank is fun lots of stingrays to play with and certainly touch the Sharks because their skin has a really wonderful texture. The big tank inside has a lot of fish but watching fish swim gets old quick. If you're lucky you will be there when they feed mertle the turtle, she's huge! All in all it's fun but the $25 entry price is way too high, drop it to $18. :)
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