aquarium animals - November 8, 2018
Local Color in the Living Coral Exhibit

Our tropical exhibits at the Aquarium are saturated with color, and the Living Coral exhibit is no exception—especially with these new additions. ...

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aquarium animals - November 2, 2018
aquarium animals - September 7, 2018
Stuck on a Lumpfish

Prepare for the fall with a chilly trip to our Northern Waters gallery! Hidden away in the depths of the Boulder Reef exhibit is a very unique and lumpy animal: the one-of-a-kind lumpfish. ...

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aquarium animals - September 4, 2018
Anemones Spawning

The Olympic Coast Sanctuary Exhibit looked as dreamy as a snow globe recently. The anemones were spawning! ...

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aquarium animals - August 2, 2018
Training Sharks

While kids are on vacation, school is in session for the sharks in the shark and ray touch tank! ...

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aquarium animals - July 12, 2018
Two Octopus in the Olympic Coast Exhibit

There are two octopus in our Olympic Coast Sanctuary exhibit. But it's a special day when you get to see them both out and about! ...

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aquarium animals - June 20, 2018
Behind the Scenes: Octopus Feeding

For these intelligent cephalopods, feeding time is about more than getting food. It's also time to socialize! ...

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aquarium animals - June 15, 2018
Banggai Cardinalfish: Very Protective Dads

Banggai cardinalfish are handsome fish, and the males happen to be very good dads. Find out why. ...

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exhibits - June 7, 2018
Orange Lobster Donated by Roche Bros. Grocery Store

After an orange lobster was discovered at a grocery store, Roche Bros. donates the flashy crustacean to the Aquarium.  ...

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exhibits - May 8, 2018
Roll Up Your Sleeves

One of the most popular exhibits takes visitors to the tidepools along the New England coastline. ...

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aquarium animals - May 4, 2018
Otherworldly Sarsia Help Celebrate May the Fourth

Spring is here and the hydromedusae are popping up in Boston Harbor—and in our exhibits near the Edge of the Sea Tidepool Touchtank! ...

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aquarium animals - April 27, 2018
New Lionfish Are Pretty with Peril

Two new lionfish in the Armored and Venomous exhibit add a splash of color—a vibrant red—but also a little danger. ...

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aquarium animals - March 19, 2018
New Arrival: Giant Pacific Octopus

A new giant Pacific octopus just settled into the Olympic Coast exhibit. Watch him explore his new home! ...

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exhibits - February 28, 2018
Giant Clam Opens Up

You can see amazing things at the Aquarium, especially if you pause and really look. Luckily, time lapse video was recording when this clam came out of its shell. Watch! ...

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outside the aquarium - February 8, 2018
The Journey of the Seadragons

That camouflage, those colors—it's no surprise that seadragons are a favorite of visitors to the Aquarium. We're working on bringing even more to this popular exhibit. Come learn about the long...

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aquarium animals - January 2, 2018
Get Your Warm Fuzzies Here

Storms, flooding, freezing temperatures, and now a warm-up? Recent weather has been throwing us all for a loop. But we know of a few spots where you can weather all this crazy weather. ...

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aquarium animals - December 6, 2017
Octopus Action

If you haven't seen Freya explore her exhibit, you're in for a treat. ...

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aquarium animals - November 2, 2017
Baby Shark!

Do sharks lay eggs or give live birth? How does a shark egg develop? Read on to learn more about the amazing reproductive strategies of these charismatic fish, and see a selection of pictures from...

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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 - 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
Shark School!

While many of us are headed back to school this fall, the sharks in The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank are getting an education of their own: trainers are wading into the exhibit...

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aquarium animals - September 14, 2017
Thinking Fall Thoughts

Fall is just around the corner. Let's take the tradition of looking at fall foliage in a whole new direction: underwater! ...

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aquarium animals - August 30, 2017
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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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 - June 29, 2017
at the aquarium - June 15, 2017
Summer Shark Activities!

As you're walking through the Aquarium this summer, you're certain to encounter some of our new shark activities! Read on to find out about the fun and immersive learning opportunities created by our...

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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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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 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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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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exhibits - 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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aquarium animals - March 20, 2017
How Does a Shark Find Food?

How do the lines along the sides of sharks help them to find food? ...

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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 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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exhibits - January 12, 2017
Time For a Trim

About every eight weeks, a team at the Aquarium takes on the task of trimming the barbs on the rays in the Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank, making the rays safe for the viewing—and...

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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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aquarium animals - November 2, 2016
Tiny Tentacles

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

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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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aquarium animals - August 11, 2016
Amazing Jellies

The Aquarium never seems to be at a loss for jellies. Our homegrown jellies range from the tiny lagoon jelly, starting at 4 inches in diameter, all the way to some species of sea nettle with a...

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aquarium animals - August 4, 2016
The Octopus and their Puzzles

Aquarium staff and volunteers work tirelessly to ensure the animals in their care have everything they need to stay healthy and thrive. Sometimes that means playtime for the octopus! ...

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aquarium animals - August 1, 2016
Goliath Groupers

It can be expected that when your name has the word “goliath” in the title, you have massive expectations to live up to. The goliath grouper does not disappoint. Keep reading... ...

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aquarium animals - July 13, 2016
Giant Acorn Barnacle

These residents of our new Olympic Coast exhibit posses some shockingly strong features. Learn about the super strength that helps them survive in our oceans. ...

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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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