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  1. Giant ocean tank

    Giant Ocean Tank

    The New England Aquarium's Giant Ocean Tank has been given a top-to-bottom, 21st-century transformation. The four-story exhibit has a new coral reef, more than 1,000 animals, and bigger windows made of a crystal-clear acrylic. (Size: 2 MB Photo Credit: W. Chappell)

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  2. Myrtle the 550-pound green sea turtle

    Myrtle the Sea Turtle

    Myrtle the 550-pound green sea turtle passes through a crowd of tropical fishes as she moves through the freshly installed coral replicas in the Giant Ocean Tank at the New England Aquarium. (Size: 1.8 MB Photo Credit: W. Chappell)

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  3. Visitors view giant ocean tank

    Giant Ocean Tank

    Visitors get a closer look at nearly 2,000 passing animals in the New England Aquarium's Giant Ocean Tank. The exhibit's windows have been expanded and replaced with a clearer acrylic material. (Size: 3.9 MB Photo Credit: W. Chappell)

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  4. Sea lion pups

    California Sea Lion Pups

    The New England Aquarium welcomed two California sea lion pups, Zoe and Sierra, in August 2011. (Size: 5.4 MB Photo: K. Ellenbogen)

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  5. Marine Mammal Center at New England Aquarium

    Marine Mammal Center

    Zoe the California sea lion pup plays with one of her toys in the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center at the New England Aquarium (Size: 4.7 MB Photo: K. Ellenbogen)

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  6. Shark and Ray Touch Tank

    Shark and Ray Touch Tank

    Visitors reach into the water to touch passing sharks and rays at the New England Aquarium's The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank. It opened April 2011. (Size: 10.6 MB Photo: S. Cheng)

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  7. Cownose rays

    Cownose Rays

    Cownose rays in the Aquarium's The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank exhibit. It opened April 2011. (Size: 9.6 MB Photo: S. Cheng)

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  8. Turtle x-ray

    Turtle X-Ray

    Biologist Eric Payne reviews a rescued sea turtle's X-ray in the Animal Medical Center at the New England Aquarium.
    (Size: 2.4 MB Photo: S. Cheng)

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  9. Sea turtle rescue exam

    Animal Care Center

    A rescued sea turtle is examined at the Aquarium's off-site Animal Care Center in Quincy, Mass. (Size: 6.1 MB Credit: C. Leblanc)

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  10. Sea turtle rescued from oil spill

    Rescued Sea Turtle

    A sea turtle affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is cleaned by rescue workers. Aquarium experts were among the first called to field stations after the oil spill.
    (Size: 1 MB Credit: C. Merigo)

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  11. Rescued sea turtle care

    Examinations

    A rescued sea turtle is examined for treatment at the New England Aquarium's off-site Animal Care Center in Quincy, Mass.
    (Size: 4.1 MB Credit: C. Leblanc)

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  12. North Atlantic right whale mother and calf

    Whale Family

    A North Atlantic right whale mother and calf. Taken under a Scientific Research Permit issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service/NOAA
    (Size: 2.2 MB Credit: New England Aquarium)

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  13. New England Aquarium researchers

    Atlantic Right Whale Research Program

    Aquarium researchers gathering data on a group of North Atlantic right whales. The Aquarium's North Atlantic Right Whale Research Program is the oldest of its kind.
    (Size: 872 KB Credit: New England Aquarium)

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  14. A New England Aquarium researcher

    Whale Research

    An Aquarium researcher observing a whale from the bow of a research vessel. (Size: 2.6 MB Credit: New England Aquarium)

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  15. Fiji Expedition diver

    Fiji Expedition

    A member of the 2010 Joint Aquarium Fiji Expedition dives among coral. (Size: 3.7 MB Credit: K. Ellenbogen)

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  16. Phoenix Island Expedition Diver

    Phoenix Island Expedition

    A member of the 2009 Phoenix Island Expedition, lead by researchers from the New England Aquarium, performs a coral transect. (Size: 1 MB Credit: J. Stringer)

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  17. Phoenix Islands Expedition diver and corals

    Phoenix Island Expedition

    A member of the 2009 Phoenix Islands Expedition lead by researchers from the New England Aquarium swims near a coral canyon. (Size: 7 MB Credit: D. Obura)

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Animals

  1. Giant Pacific Octopus

    Giant Pacific octopus

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  2. red lobster on rocks

    Orange lobster

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  3. Moon jellies

    Moon jellies

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  4. Little blue penguins chill on rocks

    Little blue penguin

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  5. Myrtle the turtle surfaces in giant ocean tank

    Myrtle the green sea turtle takes a breath

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  6. blue lobster walks along rocks and sand underwater

    Blue lobster

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  7. fur seal opens mouth in exhibit

    Northern fur seal

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  8. Mandarin fish swims through exhibit

    Mandarinfish

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  9. weedy sea dragon

    Weedy seadragon

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  10. leafy seadragon swims through exhibit

    Leafy seadragon

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  11. Lion fish swims through exhibit

    Lionfish

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  12. harbor seal hanging out on rocks

    Atlantic harbor seal

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  13. Dogfish grazes rocks in exhibit

    Dogfish

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  14. Green Anaconda

    Green anaconda

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  15. two clown fish swim through exhibit

    Clownfish

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  16. Electric eel

    Electric eel

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  17. Butterfly fish swims through exhibit

    Butterflyfish

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  18. humpback whale breaches

    Humpback whale

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  19. guest photograph surfacing whale

    Humpback whale

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  20. Breaching right whale

    North Atlantic right whale

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Building

  1. shark wall

    The shark wall

    The New England Aquarium presents various species of shark at actual size. It is just one of many new features created by a recent renovation. Visitors can experience all the new exhibits at the Aquarium starting July 1

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  2. penguin interns and giant ocean tank

    The Giant Ocean Tank

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  3. Aquarium, IMAX, and plaza

    Aquarium Plaza with Simons IMAX Theatre in the foreground

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  4. Harbor walk angle of aquarium

    Aquarium Harborwalk view

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  5. Marine Mammal Center

    New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center interior

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  6. Marine Mammal Center- trainer and two seals

    New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center interior

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  7. outside shot of plaza and aquarium

    New England Aquarium Plaza, Central Wharf, Boston, Mass.

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  8. aqium east side view

    New England Aquarium seen from Boston Harbor

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Visitors

  1. Kids touching rays in the touch tank exhibit

    New England Aquarium's Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank.

    Visitors reach into The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank.

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  2. little boy touches ray in interactive touch tank

    New England Aquarium's Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank.

    A visitor touches a cownose ray at the New England Aquarium's Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank.

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  3. Training show of sea lions

    New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center

    Visitors watch trainers working with Northern fur seals in the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center at the New England Aquarium.

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  4. guest take pictures of sea lion laying out of water

    Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center at the New England Aquarium

    Visitors get some close-up photos of one of the California sea lion pups in the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center at the New England Aquarium.

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  5. guest enjoying the harbor seals exhibit

    New England Aquarium plaza

    Visitors watching Atlantic harbor seals on the New England Aquarium plaza.

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  6. group of guest enjoying Tropical fish

    Pacific coral exhibit

    Visitors watch tropical fish swimming through a Pacific coral exhibit at the New England Aquarium.

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  7. group of kids watch harbor seals

    New England Aquarium plaza

    Children visiting the Atlantic harbor seal exhibit on the New England Aquarium plaza.

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