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Plankton: They're kinda a big deal
Any plant or animal carried by the ocean currents is considered plankton, from microscopic bacteria and algae to gelatinous siphonophores that grow in colonies longer than a blue whale. You'll find them in the murky green waters of New England and among the corals of the crystal clear waters of tropical reefs.

How much do you know about these important little creatures? Here's your Plankton 101 lesson:
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Moon jellies, moon jellies
Sea jellies are often called jellyfish. But they're not actually fish at all. They're boneless, brainless and heartless, and are made almost entirely of water. They are also survivors.  In fact, scientists have discovered that many sea jellies thrive in dirty, polluted and oxygen-poor water.

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Shah Selbe is an engineer and National Geographic Emerging Explorer who works in identifying approaches and technologies that can help maintain marine preserves and protected areas. He spoke at the Aquarium's Lecture Series on April 2, 2014. Sit back and have a listen. It's a long one, but a good one!
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SEA Sailing for Science
An expedition with Sea Education Association (SEA) to the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) is underway to create a map of the ocean currents, temperature, planktonic life and the nutrients that support it, and much more. This is a first for this remote marine reserve! 

The journey for us landlubbers begins online at the PIPA blog. Here's your window into life and science at sea:
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Congratulations are in order
Researchers hadn't seen her in the traditional calving grounds this winter, but it turns out that Baldy is a mother for the 9th time! Right whale researchers made this exciting discovery during aerial surveys this spring. This is big news for such a critically endangered species. 

Meet Baldy's newest calf and see lots more pictures—including vintage shots of Baldy and her babe from 1974—on the Right Whale Research Blog:
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Yesterday one of the Aquarium's good friends called in for a chat... from 45 feet underwater! Former Aquarium diver Liz Magee is living in the Aquarius research habitat with Mission31, where she recently spent 7 hours exploring the surrounding waters. Find out what it's like to live underwater by watching this Hangout on Air with Liz and Aquarium Senior Educator Sam Herman. Get more details about their talk in this post: #mission31chat   #mission31   #oceans  
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Scenes from the field
Just when the researchers are ready to retrieve their GPS logger, the penguin is no where to be found. Pick up with Part 3 in the story of an uncooperative penguin:

And if you think the pictures from this blog series are great, check out the penguin at the New England Aquarium! Grab tickets online and print 'em at home to zip in the door:
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An Uncooperative Penguin: Part 2
Halifax Island in southern Namibia is home to about 6,000 African penguins. Our guest blogger over at the Penguin Blog set out to study one of them. This penguin had other ideas. Follow along with our series of blog posts on the Penguin Blog:

Wanna see penguins up close at the New England Aquarium? Buy tickets online and print at home to save time. Click here to get started:
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An Uncooperative Penguin
In the first of a series of guest posts on the Penguin Blog, we learn what it takes to study African penguins in the wild—besides battling the elements, remote locations and the unpredictability of wild animals, of course. Come along for the journey to Namibia!
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Attention Boston-area teachers!
Our Introduction to Ocean Science workshop from  July 29 – 31 can arm educators with knowledge about the ocean, its inhabitants and its interaction with humans. Plus, you'll walk away with activities and resources to use in their classrooms! This exciting program is designed for classroom teachers of grades 3–8.  Last chance to sign up is MONDAY!

For more information and a link to register, click here:
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Pop quiz: When is it a good thing for a patient to be covered in mucus? When the patient's a green moray eel. Get the inside story of a fascinating exam from the Aquarium's Animal Health experts in this post: #Gross   #Medicine   #veterinarymedicine  
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One of the New England Aquarium's educators will be speaking live to Liz Magee who is living underwater at the Aquarius research station. Liz's career in studying the oceans has included working right here in Boston as a a Giant Ocean Tank diver and Aquarist at the Aquarium. Learn more about her here:
This Hangout On Air is hosted by New England Aquarium. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Hangout with Liz from Aquarius Underwater Laboratory
Fri, June 27, 4:00 PM
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Liz, what have you missed most while being underwater? (Extra points if you include your husband in your answer.)
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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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Ashudeep Singh
reviewed in the last week
Not as cool as the other aquariums I have been to. Lacked a underwater tunnel. But the large middle tank with a spiral ramp around is nice! Didn't see sharks, clown fish, some other sought after fishes. But the touch tank has good amount of sea creatures to touch. The penguins are one of the better attractions. Costly at $24.95 per person.
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Victor Wang
reviewed 3 months ago
Great place to go to with a friend who is a visitor/tourist to the city, but probably not something I would go to otherwise. They don't seem to hold events (e.g. like they do at the CalAcademy in SF) or change things up very much, so if you've been once, there's not too much reason to go again, except maybe to see the adorable penguins again. Bring your camera to remember things by!
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Dennis M
reviewed 2 months ago
they upgraded the main reef so no more big shark, go to the petting tank to see the little reef ones and stingrays, kids didnt even recognize the sharks as sharks, everything else was the same. They would not validate my parking at the garage with all their advertisements on it saying its not part of the aquarium, then get your adverts off it, almost 90$ to get in for a family of 4 then they send you out through the gift shop to hook the kids for more money. In this case you dont get what you paid for.
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Kristen Dority
reviewed in the last week
We had a great time! I was little worried since it was school vacation and half the reviews were not favorable. My kids, who are 4 & 2 absolutely loved it. I felt that fishes and penguins, seals were happy and well taken care of. Food at the cafeteria was actually decent- grass fed beef burger! They did have photos, stores and other add-ons like IMAX but no one forced us to spend extra money. It was very close to the T stop. so many volunteers to answer questions. It is mostly darker inside so keep your little ones very close. No potty above level 2. They only sell 'I touched a ray' shirt by the Rays not at the main store. Things were not over priced at the store. For membership- they will add on the nanny's name on the account at no charge, which is great!
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Xylia Brace
reviewed 2 months ago
Had a really good time! We saw the 3 d movie as well fun for all ages :) tons of fish and very friendly staff pre-buy ur tickets to get in faster i really liked the area where they allow you to touch the cabs and star fish loved it Enjoy we sure did :)
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John Fellian
reviewed 3 months ago
I'm a Boston native and have been going to the Aquarium for as long as I can remember; it doesn't lose its appeal in the least. I've been overjoyed to finally bring my own child here and he loves it. They manage to pack a lot of wonder and interest into their exhibits. The staff absolutely love their job and it shows.