in the news - August 6, 2019
Young Humpback Whale Spotted in Boston Harbor

A young humpback whale has been feeding at the mouth of Boston Harbor over last weekend. The unnamed whale, which is 18 to 20 months old, is the 2018 calf of an adult female named Whirlygig. ...

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in the news - July 31, 2019
Right Whales Celebrated at Statehouse

Our life-size inflatable right whale, Calvin, visited the Massachusetts Statehouse in celebration of the SAVE Right Whales Act. ...

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outside the aquarium - June 13, 2019
After a Winter of Eating, Blanding’s Turtles Returned to the Wild

Wednesday was a graduation day of sorts for four Blanding’s turtles (Emydoidea blandingii) that arrived on Central Wharf in October as part of a headstart program to help the threatened species. ...

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outside the aquarium - March 6, 2018
Please Do Not Disturb the Seals

Exceptional weather events do not just affect people but also wildlife. ...

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in the news - November 27, 2017
Turtle Fly Over the Holidays, Too

On one of the busiest air travel days of the year, a volunteer pilot flew 30 critically endangered rescued sea turtles from Boston to Baltimore on a private jet. ...

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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 - 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 - July 21, 2017
Fur Seal Afloat

For a brief time each day, Luna is the proverbial princess of the pool. ...

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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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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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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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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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in the news - December 28, 2016
Frozen octopus takes hold of Front Plaza

Come see the 15,000-pound octopus ice sculpture that has our Front Plaza in its chilly grip. The icy representation of a giant Pacific octopus and its habitat was created for New Year’s revelers...

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