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The cutest common cuttlefish that you'll see all day! #NEAQtentacles
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Did you know?
Giant Pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dolfleini) have more than 2,200 suckers, which they can use to taste and smell their surroundings.

More octopus fun facts: http://www.neaq.org/animal/giant-pacific-octopus/ #oceananimals #octopus #TentacleTuesday #NEAQtentacles
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What is this? A local fisherman shared some pictures with us and we were excited to see what he found!
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We just added 16 common cuttlefish to the cuttlefish exhibit. Caution! They are extremely adorable.
But sometimes you might have to exercise your powers of observation to see these little guys. The juveniles often settle into different nooks and burrowed into the sand throughout the exhibit. We've pointed out just a few of them in this handy GIFs. These little guys have had quite the journey, ...
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See some of the fascinating features that went into the brand new octopus habitat.
Our newest exhibit is beautiful to behold. Visitors have been wonderstruck by the diversity of species, the colors, and the artistic elements, like the rock formations inside and the sculptural rails along the outside. You might be interested to know that as much care went into designing the ...
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Our brand new Olympic Coast exhibit has a beautiful, brainy new resident. Let the Tentacles Take Hold!
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Thank you to President Obama for designating the first-ever marine national monument in the Atlantic — Northeast Coral Canyons and Seamounts!

Some fun facts about our new marine national monument:

• This monument is 4,913 square miles, nearly the size of Connecticut.
• It is 150 miles from the coast of Cape Cod.
• The area covers 1.5 percent of U.S. federal waters on the East Coast.
• Hundreds of species have been identified in the Atlantic canyons and seamounts, including stony corals, black corals, soft corals, sea pens, anemones, and sponges.
• The four underwater mountains (or “seamounts”), the only ones in U.S. Atlantic waters, rise as high as 7,000 feet above the ocean floor, higher than any mountain east of the Rockies.
• Over 600 species were identified on just one of the seamounts (Bear seamount).
• Recent research into the winter feeding grounds of Atlantic puffins in the Gulf of Maine found that they migrate to the waters above the canyons and seamounts.
• Whales and dolphins congregate at the continental shelf break above the canyons to feed on abundant prey in these nutrient-rich waters.

#SaveOceanTreasures #OurOcean #POTUS #conservation
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Those cuttlefish get around in the most hypnotizing way.
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She's done it again!
The goosefish has laid her egg veil, and it's exquisite!
#nature   #ocean   #animals   #beautifulnature  
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Shark Egg Cases
It's not every day that you get to see a brown banded bamboo shark laying an egg case in our shark and ray touch tank!

Get the story on our blogs: http://goo.gl/7MloEO #sharks   #egg  
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Happy Earth Day!
Here's a happy story of a young person who is foregoing birthday presents in order to help #seaturtles . Thanks, Jasper, turtle hero!
#earthday   #earthday2016   #awesomeness   #hero  
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Some of the  baby seahorses have graduated to the adult tank! Check in with the lined seahorses. 
It takes about 9 months for baby lined seahorses to grow to full size. So as you can see, these seahorses born this past September are already well on their way to adulthood. Several weeks ago they graduated to adult food — mysid shrimp — and a few are large enough to go into the larger tank!
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A giant glass tank spiraled by a multilevel walkway is the main draw at this waterfront attraction.- Google
"Food at the cafeteria was actually decent- grass fed beef burger!"
"Pretty cool place but much smaller than I expected for the price."
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Jake Ledoux
2 weeks ago
I'll admit, this aquarium was smaller than I expected, but what they managed to cram into that space was rad. There is a cylindrical tank in the center, viewable from all floors. They have a really cool whale skeleton hanging from the ceiling when you first enter. For kids, there were some interactive areas with the staff and your typical "touch a starfish" section. The fish variety was astounding, and if you ever find yourself unable to recognize a species, they have intuitive touchscreen stands that let you identify all the animals in the building. I highly recommend this place if you're at all interested in animals or ocean life.
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Paula Ceccon Ribeiro
a month ago
This is a great place to visit. It comprehends three floors with a big aquarium that goes from the bottom one to the top floor. There are areas were you can actually touch the animals, like jelly fish, starfish, rays, coral and sharks. The variety of species that can be seen it's also very good, with interesting facts about each of them being displayed. At last, in the gift shop you can found something for everybody, child or adult.
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Rachel Lee
4 weeks ago
- Aquarium feels very small. It is also too crowded on a Saturday afternoon. - Touching the stingrays is a nice activity. - Nice penguin exhibit that you can basically see from any point in the museum by looking down. - The floor-to-ceiling exhibit is touted as the main attraction, but it is a little underwhelming when you actually see it. - Overall, price should be more like $15 for the quality.
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Marcus LaBrecque
a week ago
Love this place since I was a kid. I now get to take my son here - we try to come at least once a year. Penguins are worth the admission alone. Tip: Buy your tickets online ahead of time. You'll get to skip the huge line and go to the much shorter pick up window. Makes for a seamless entry when bringing the whole family.
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Michael
2 weeks ago
I enjoyed my visit, I found the price more reasonable than other aquariums. All the animals appear healthy and taken care of. The best part would be the large cylindrical tank dominating the entire aquarium. There are lots of exhibits with different species and very informative. Best time to go appears to be the morning or getting a timed ticket to avoid huge crowds. This place is very popular, even while I was there on a weekday. There are also lockers available to hold some items though they are pay lockers. I would absolutely go again and recommend if visiting multiple sites to check out the city pass option to reduce costs in visiting multiple tourist sites.
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Mohammad AlShuaibi
a week ago
I've been here many times with my family and it's always exciting and fun. You can never get bored at the aquarium. Be sure to check the ray touch tank. Also, you can book a whale watch ticket while you're there if you have time. It's a unique experience.
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Connor Capizzano
2 weeks ago
Great diversity of fishes from around the world as well as other animals, such as reptiles, birds, and marine mammals. Although the building's design has remained the same for a number of years, NEAq offers a beautiful display of exhibits from the Caribbean Sea to the shores of New England (and more). The Giant Ocean Tank offers an amazing view inside the world of fish, with digital touch screens to tell you what you are looking at and for. Plenty of hands-on exhibits for the little ones, such as tidal pools and the sharks and rays tank. While I have yet to attend an IMAX show, the theater is definitely suitable for large groups and has a good variety in movies. During certain times of the year, NEAq puts on a "speaker series" in this building which showcases some of their own scientific staff and the research they perform.
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Alex Misakian
2 weeks ago
Although small we had a great time at the Aquarium. It had a really well thought out layout, with a HUGE tank in the middle circled by a walkway from the first to third floor. Tons of different fish and animal inside. The exhibits were all spotless and super informative and the staff was extremely nice and helpful. A nice 2 hour stop.