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Our mission: to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures!
Our mission: to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures!

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From our family to yours, Happy New Year!
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Spineless is no insult when it comes to jellies. With slow-pulsing bells and trailing tentacles, these boneless, brainless wonders are mesmerizing. #OceansAtoZ

W, X, Y...not learn more about jellies here >> https://aqua.org/a-to-z/j-jellies
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“Wisdom begins in wonder.” — Socrates

Every year, we bring the wonders of our ocean planet to more than 100,000 local students. Your support makes it possible for us to realize our vision to change the way humanity cares for our ocean planet.

Donate today in honor of Giving Tuesday >> http://ow.ly/U76T30gRRPq
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Today is a day for thanks and, of course, feasting!

From our family—scaled, finned, furry and feathered—to yours, #HappyThanksgiving!
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October is National Seafood Month, which is the perfect time to become acquainted with aquaculture!

Get started here>>http://ow.ly/TICz30fOCJs
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It's #WorldOctopusDay! 🐙

We're celebrating these cephalopods with some of our favorite facts >> http://ow.ly/y0Rn30fITCU
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"When I was a kid, Jacques Cousteau was my hero and the person who inspired me to become an underwater explorer -- he is still my all-time hero." -- Dr. Enric Sala

Join us on Tuesday as Enric Sala shares his passion for marine conservation and his quest to protect the last pristine marine ecosystems worldwide.

Tickets to this public lecture can be reserved here >> http://ow.ly/eWxk30fm59Z
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“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” -- Albert Einstein

📸: Fan photo from Instagram user jennifer.nobriga.
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Our Animal of the Week is the hyacinth macaw!

Margaret, our hyacinth macaw, is one of the stars of our in-building Animal Encounters. She can say "hello" and loves to play with paper and cardboard!
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It's International Whale Shark Day! Did you know that each whale shark's spot pattern is unique?

Learn more about these gentle giants here >> http://ow.ly/qyo330eNgPj
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