aquarium animals - September 15, 2018
Georgy Porgy

Here's a quick lesson from the divers on how to identify this silvery group of fishes in the Giant Ocean Tank! ...

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aquarium animals - June 15, 2018
World Sea Turtle Day 2018

Every year NOAA celebrates Sea Turtle Week, culminating in World Sea Turtle Day. Well, that day has come—and we're all in! Meet some of the amazing sea turtles at the Aquarium. ...

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aquarium animals - May 16, 2018
aquarium animals - May 10, 2018
Checkup for Myrtle

The turtles in the Giant Ocean Tank all get regular checkups with our vet staff. Today was Myrtle's turn. ...

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aquarium animals - May 3, 2018
Oooo, Barracuda!

Come visit the new great barracuda in our Giant Ocean Tank exhibit! ...

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aquarium animals - February 21, 2018
Kissing Grunts?

Wait, are those two fish kissing? Not quite. See what's behind this fascinating fish behavior. ...

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aquarium animals - February 1, 2018
Love Is in the Water

New video on the blog! Just in time for Valentine's Day, see who is pairing up in the Giant Ocean Tank. ...

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aquarium animals - January 3, 2018
Extreme Close-up: Green Moray Eel

Get ready for an extreme close-up with a toothy resident of the Giant Ocean Tank! ...

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aquarium animals - December 6, 2017
Naptime for Turtles

With dark and cold conditions aplenty, it’s certainly a good time for a nap. And no one does napping better than the sea turtles of the Giant Ocean Tank! ...

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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 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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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 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 - 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 - 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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giant ocean tank - February 17, 2017
Tools of the Trade

We all have tools that help us do our jobs better. Find out what the divers use when they swim with the fishes! ...

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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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giant ocean tank - January 12, 2017
Retiring After 5,000-plus Dives

Retiring Aquarium diver Sherrie Floyd makes the last of her 5,000-plus dives before an audience of visitors and a large collection of her fellow Aquarium staffers. ...

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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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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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giant ocean tank - July 18, 2016
New school: Palometas

There are some new kids at school: young palometas with a very interesting origins story. ...

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aquarium animals - June 28, 2016
Training Fish in the GOT

One of the main responsibilities of a Giant Ocean Tank diver is to make sure all of the inhabitants of the exhibit are getting enough to eat. Find out how they can make sure that happens. ...

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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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