Emily Bauernfeind, Author at New England Aquarium

Articles by Emily Bauernfeind

Aquarium Animals - November 16, 2017
Playtime with Ron

All kids need playtime, even young sea lion pups. ...

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In the News - November 2, 2017
Boston Blades Meet Fur Seal

Six members of the Boston Blades hockey team stopped by to meet Ursula the fur seal and check out her puck-handling skills. Ursula was a gracious host! ...

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Aquarium Animals - November 1, 2017
New Giant Pacific Octopus

Our new octopus is named Freya, partly after the Ice Queen from a popular action-adventure film. Senior Aquarist Bill Murphy says she's definitely living up to her name. ...

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Aquarium Animals - October 27, 2017
Halloween Fun with Seals and Sea Lions

Enrichment took on a Halloween flair this week in the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center. Things got wet. ...

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Aquarium Animals - October 5, 2017
Best Fishes, Red Sox!

Through the magic of Photoshop, our new sea lion pup, Ron, is helping to cheer the Red Sox into the postseason. ...

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Aquarium Animals - October 4, 2017
Why do sea turtles have claws?

Sea turtles spend nearly their entire life in the water, using strong paddle-like flippers to propel themselves through the water. So what's with that claw on their front flipper? ...

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Aquarium Animals - September 19, 2017
Afternoon ‘Xen’ in the Living Coral Exhibit

Sometimes you just need to zen out with the gentle currents of our Living Coral exhibit. We've got just the video for you. ...

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Aquarium Animals - September 15, 2017
Lookdown Graduation Day

You may have noticed a little more shimmer in the Giant Ocean Tank. That would be the new kids. Learn more about the newest school in our largest exhibit! ...

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Whale Watch - September 4, 2017
Aquarium Animals - August 31, 2017
Rare Yellow Lobster Donated to Aquarium

A rare yellow lobster finds new lease on life at the Aquarium. ...

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Aquarium Animals - August 29, 2017
Sea Lion Pup on Exhibit

Ron, a California sea lion pup born at the Aquarium on July 2, is now ready for his closeup! ...

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Aquarium Animals - August 21, 2017
New Cownose Rays in GOT

The divers in the Giant Ocean Tank just introduce four new cownose rays. Watch video of their release! ...

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Aquarium Animals - August 15, 2017
Baby Banggai Cardinalfish All Grown Up

Remember those tiny Banggai cardinafish growing up behind the scenes? You may have seem them recently and didn't even know it! ...

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Sea Turtle Rescue - August 10, 2017
Loggerheads Ready for Release

Two loggerhead sea turtles were pulled from their tanks for probably their last physical exam before their release sometime in the next two weeks. ...

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Aquarium Animals - August 4, 2017
Giant Ocean Tank Spa

The divers recently introduced dozens of Aquarium-raised neon gobies to the Giant Ocean Tank. The hope was that they would set up shop at a cleaning station for larger fish. See what happened! ...

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Aquarium Animals - August 2, 2017
Breakfast with the Sharks

We recently invited our Facebook community to breakfast with the sharks. Check it out! ...

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Aquarium Animals - July 28, 2017
Anaconda Get Clean Bill of Health

It's that time of year again ... time for the anacondas' checkups! ...

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Aquarium Animals - July 27, 2017
An Unusual Stonefish

A new addition to the Armored and Venomous exhibit is bringing even more color to our Tropical Galleries on Level 1. ...

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Aquarium Animals - July 14, 2017
Shark Awareness Day

Today is Shark Awareness Day. This is a big deal since we're all about the Science of Sharks here at the New England Aquarium this summer. So let's take a moment to meet some of these incredible...

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- July 11, 2017
Releasing Rescued Sea Turtles

In May, our sea turtle rescue team trekked all the way to Georgia to release 13 endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles. This is what it's all about. ...

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Beyond the Aquarium - July 10, 2017
What if the ocean had more plastic than fish?

The New England Aquarium is joining forces with aquariums across the country to tackle the alarming problem of plastics pollution in our oceans and fresh waters. Find out what we're doing to...

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Whale Watch - July 2, 2017
Whale Watch Log: July 2

Today we escaped the heat and headed out into the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary aboard the Cetacea. We saw two species of whales during today's expeditions! ...

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Aquarium Animals - June 29, 2017
Whale Watch - June 16, 2017
Whale Watch Log: June 16

This afternoon aboard the Sanctuary we braved the waves and came to find a number of humpback whales in the most recent whale hotspot. Then we were able to get a sneak peek at a number of tall ships...

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Aquarium Animals - June 16, 2017
Sea Turtle Week

NOAA is celebrating Sea Turtle Week to raise awareness for these amazing ocean animals and the threats that they face in the wild. Celebrate with us by swimming with some of the Giant Ocean Tank...

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Aquarium Animals - June 15, 2017
June 15 is National Lobster Day

A national holiday to celebrate one of our favorite crustaceans! ...

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At the Aquarium - June 12, 2017
2017 Ocean Stewardship Awards

The Aquarium Education Department's Ocean Stewardship Awards are one of the ways our educators recognize teachers and schools who are working to promote an ethic of ocean conservation and who are...

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Aquarium Animals - May 31, 2017
Good morning, sharks!

Indulge in a glimpse of the bustle and flow in one of the Science of Sharks exhibits. ...

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In the News - May 24, 2017
Worldly Shark Experts Go Live

Two of the world’s more prominent shark authorities, great white shark researcher Greg Skomal, Ph.D., and National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry, live locally yet have broad international...

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Aquarium Animals - May 18, 2017
Hot Weather, Cool Seals

When it gets hot outside, the trainers bust out the ice cubes and let the fur seals have fun. ...

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Aquarium Animals - May 17, 2017
Baby Cuttles

There are 25 new faces in the cuttlefish exhibit. WARNING: They are incredibly tiny and extremely cute! ...

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Aquarium Animals - May 12, 2017
Happy Birthday, Lana!

The marine mammal trainers are celebrating a special occasion today—someone is turning 35! ...

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Aquarium Animals - May 4, 2017
Feeding the Sharks

Throughout the Aquarium, including in our new Science of Sharks exhibit, you'll find many different kinds of sharks. They all have to eat. Here's how we do it! ...

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At the Aquarium - April 26, 2017
New IMAX Film: Amazon Adventure 3D

We're launching a brand new IMAX film, and it will transport you through time and space to a moment in scientific discovery! ...

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In the News - April 25, 2017
Penguins with your Side of Yogurt

Find out how Stonyfield Yogurt can help your kiddo see penguins at the New England Aquarium — for free! ...

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Whale Watch - April 24, 2017
Whale Watch Log: April 24

Our sightings started early this morning, as we were able to pause minutes after departure to watch harbor porpoise cruise through the channel, and things really picked up as we approached Stellwagen...

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Aquarium Animals - April 21, 2017
Piles and Piles of Sharks

Our new exhibit brings visitors up close and personal to some unusual shark species, like epaulette sharks and coral catsharks. Many visitors note that they seem to especially... cozy. ...

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Beyond the Aquarium - April 20, 2017
Tidepools at the March for Science

On Saturday, April 22, Aquarium educators will be inspiring the next generation of ocean scientists at the March for Science. ...

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Whale Watch - April 13, 2017
Whale Watch Log: April 13, 2017

We headed out under bright skies in the crisp air with the hopes of seeing more of the activity that has been bubbling to the east of Boston. Keep reading on the Whale Watch Log! ...

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Exhibit Galleries - April 12, 2017
Experience Our New Exhibit

Check out our brand new, incredibly cool, immersively nerdy exhibit: the Science of Sharks. Open just in time for school vacation! ...

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Press Release - April 4, 2017
She’s Alive! Famous Humpback Found

Last September, one of the most famous whales in New England, a humpback female named Echo, was spotted seriously entangled in fishing gear. But there was cause for rejoicing when whale watches...

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Aquarium Animals - March 23, 2017
Going Above and Below for Penguins

While human activities have had a negative impact on penguin populations, humans can also be their greatest ally. That's the case for one penguin colony in New Zealand that has a special connection...

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Beyond the Aquarium - March 21, 2017
A Spring Visitor to Boston Harbor

With the change in seasons come many familiar fins returning to local waters. A recent video tweeted of a special visitor made a splash in the Twitter-sphere! ...

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Aquarium Animals - March 20, 2017
Frogs of the Day

Today is World Frog Day, so we thought we'd take a moment to introduce some of the frogs you can meet at the Aquarium. ...

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Sea Turtle Rescue - March 9, 2017
Six Sea Turtles Released

Ahead of late winter snow storms, six rescued sea turtles had the right idea. ...

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Aquarium Animals - February 27, 2017
Penguins and Polar Bears Don’t Mix

The penguin biologists have a interesting fact to share for International Polar Bear Day. ...

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Aquarium Animals - February 23, 2017
Sea Star Snacks

A sea star's gotta eat! And our aquarists have found an ingenious way to allow these slow-moving snackers a chance to get their fill. ...

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Aquarium Animals - February 14, 2017
A Snow Kiss from Chi

Chiidax the Northern fur seal is what you would call a character. Watch as the seal plants a smooch on one of the trainers! ...

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Aquarium Animals - February 9, 2017
Behind the Snowy Scenes

The Aquarium may be close for today's snowstorm, but the Aquarium wasn't empty. See what happens behind the snowy scenes! ...

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Aquarium Animals - February 8, 2017
In the News: Playtime with Seals

At the Aquarium, the marine mammal trainers are pioneering a new—and fun!—way to interact with the seals and sea lions. See the gorgeous new video by Great Big Story to learn more. ...

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Aquarium Animals - February 7, 2017
Goosefish Egg Veil

Every year, sometimes more than once, the goosefish makes something beautiful. It's a fleeting, gossamer addition to her exhibit, and it's not to be missed! ...

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Aquarium Animals - February 1, 2017
Color-Changing Cuttlefish

Tentacled cuttlefish are known for their abilities to change color and camouflage. But have you actually seen it happen? In slow motion? Click for the must-watch video! ...

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Aquarium Animals - January 27, 2017
Hot Tub Enrichment Time

The seals and sea lions are often offered new toys and experiences as part of their enrichment program. See how they reacted to a kiddy pool of warm water! ...

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Aquarium Animals - January 23, 2017
Seahorse Dad Gives Birth

With seahorses, it's the males that carry the baby and give birth. Recently, our aquarists were on hand to record a video of this remarkable event! ...

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Giant Ocean Tank - January 20, 2017
The Big Three

There are three turtles in the Giant Ocean Tank. Can you tell them apart? ...

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Aquarium Animals - January 6, 2017
So Many Baby Fish

Learn how we are striving to protect the blue planet, one baby fish at a time. ...

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Aquarium Animals - January 4, 2017
When are the octopus active?

Many people wonder when the giant Pacific octopus are most active. Let's ask the aquarist! ...

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In the News - December 31, 2016
The Year in Review

We had plenty of reasons to celebrate 2016. Here are a few! ...

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Sea Turtle Rescue - December 16, 2016
Third Largest Stranding Season

This is the third largest volume of turtles we've treated in a single season — but not by much. Meet some of our patients. ...

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Aquarium Animals - December 7, 2016
Penguins can fly (underwater)!

Our penguins can do a lot of things. Flying through the air is not one of them. But they have some physical traits that help them wing their way through the water. ...

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Aquarium Animals - November 29, 2016
Baby Banggai Cardinalfish

The adults are some of the most photogenic fish at the Aquarium. Baby Banggai cardinalfish are just like them, only tiny! ...

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Sea Turtle Rescue - November 28, 2016
Saving Sea Turtles in Unlikely Places

After a slow start, the annual late-autumn sea turtle stranding season has kicked in on Cape Cod... and some other unusual places. ...

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Aquarium Animals - November 4, 2016
Species Survival Plan for Penguins

African penguins are endangered in the wild. Here at the Aquarium, we're doing everything we can to keep our population healthy and growing. Learn how. ...

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Aquarium Animals - November 2, 2016
Tiny Tentacles

Remember all those cuttlefish eggs? You should see them now! ...

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Sea Turtle Rescue - October 27, 2016
Sea Turtle Rescue Season Begins

The first rescued sea turtle patient is now getting care at our Animal Care Center in Quincy. Here's what happens with new arrivals. ...

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Aquarium Animals - October 19, 2016
New Arrivals: Red-Bellied Cooters

We have some adorable new arrivals behind the scenes at the New England Aquarium — baby Northern red-bellied cooters. Our head veterinarian Dr. Charlie Innis explains why these youngsters are...

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Aquarium Animals - October 18, 2016
Cuttlefish Eggs

Don't be alarmed by the opaque, black blobs clinging to the habitat in the cuttlefish exhibit. They are just the sign of happy cuttlefish! ...

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Whale Watch - October 13, 2016
Whale Watch Log: October 13

On today’s whale watch, we headed near the southwest corner of Stellwagen to find an estimated 17-18 humpbacks kick-feeding and bubble net feeding! ...

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Whale Watch - October 4, 2016
Whale Watch Log: October 4, 2016

After almost a week of being stuck onshore due to rough sea conditions, we were granted with a beautiful, fall day yesterday. The whales did not disappoint! ...

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Marine Mammals - October 3, 2016
Hello, Luna!

Nearly a year ago, a young, underweight fur seal stranded in Southern California. Luna has had quite a journey since then. ...

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Giant Ocean Tank - September 30, 2016
Preparing Food for Fish

Before the divers can feed the fish in the Giant Ocean Tank, we need to prepare the food. It takes a lot of people a long time to do that. You've got to see it — in time lapse! ...

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Marine Mammals - September 26, 2016
Even Seals Need Manicures

Some of our seals need their nails trimmed, some don't. Learn more pedicures for pinnipeds! ...

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Aquarium Animals - September 23, 2016
Queen of the Giant Ocean Tank

She’s only our most famous resident, a 550-pound reptile familiar to generations of Aquarium visitors. Without a doubt, Myrtle the green sea turtle is the queen of the Giant Ocean Tank. ...

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Historical Blogs - September 13, 2016
Aquarium Blog Archives

The New England Aquarium has been blogging since 2008. Our posts contain a trove of behind-the-scenes stories, fun facts, animal videos, and adventures around the blue planet. ...

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Beyond the Aquarium - August 10, 2016
Goosefish Egg Veil: Another Perspective

Our beloved goosefish lays a gossamer egg veil at least once a year. But without a mate, those eggs aren't fertile. Recently, a local fisherman reeled in an interesting find that gives us another...

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Beyond the Aquarium - August 2, 2016
Curious Fish Behavior on Cape Cod Beach

Beach walkers noticed hundreds of fish washing up on Nauset Beach on Cape Cod. Aquarium biologists weighed in on what's likely happening here. ...

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Education - July 28, 2016
Outdoor Fun on the Harbor Islands

Aquarium educators are spending time on the Harbor islands teaching folks about what lives on our local beaches. They're bringing some fascinating creatures for show and tell! ...

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Whale Watch - July 16, 2016
Whale Watch Log: July 16

As we made our way into the southeast corner of Stellwagen Bank we sighted one whale doing quite a bit of flipper slapping as well as another pair nearby. At one point we had four whales, two on...

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Whale Watch - July 12, 2016
Whale Watch Log: July 11

While most animals were lazing at the surface, the serenity was disrupted by Bristle. ...

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Aquarium Animals - June 23, 2016
Anaconda Checkups

So what is a done during an anaconda physical? Many of the same things that are conducted in a thorough exam for people, just with slight variations. ...

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Aquarium Animals - June 23, 2016
Myrtle Loves Shell Scratches

Did you know our sea turtles get back scratches? Sometimes the divers offer scratches, and sometimes the turtles take measures into their own flippers. ...

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Whale Watch - June 23, 2016
Whale Watch Log: June 23

Naturalists and passengers spotted 17 humpback whales at the northeast corner of Stellwagen Bank. ...

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