aquarium animals - October 30, 2018
Atlantic Salmon: The King of Fish

The Atlantic salmon is a keystone species, meaning it plays a vital role in its ecosystems. But this once plentiful species—known as the King of Fish—faces some serious threats to survival. ...

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outside the aquarium - September 13, 2018
Shop Online Like Your Planet Depends On It

Online shopping is certainly convenient. But sometimes it can be harmful to our environment. ...

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outside the aquarium - August 14, 2018
Last Sea Turtle Release

On Tuesday morning, six of the world’s most endangered sea turtles were carried down a Cape Cod beach cloaked in a late summer fog by volunteers who had either rescued or cared for them. ...

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outside the aquarium - August 1, 2018
Landmarks Orchestra Plays Songs of the Sea

Join us Wednesday, August 15, at 7 p.m. for Sounds of the Sea, an artful collaboration between the New England Aquarium and the Boston Landmarks Orchestra with Conductor Christopher Wilkins at the...

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outside the aquarium - June 26, 2018
Fur Seals on the T

At the New England Aquarium, we're ready for summer. The front plaza is buzzing with life, and the fur seals overlooking Boston Harbor are splashing at play. That also means that our fun summer ads...

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outside the aquarium - June 18, 2018
2018 Ocean Stewardship Awards

Each year, educators in the Aquarium's Education Department recognize teachers and schools who are working to promote an ethic of ocean conservation with our Ocean Stewardship Awards. Meet these...

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outside the aquarium - June 11, 2018
Part IV: Transporting and Treating Tortoises in Madagascar

We scrambled to ready 600 tortoises for transport, giving each of them a shallow bath to hydrate them for the long ride—they often drink a lot of water during their baths (and urinate and...

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outside the aquarium - June 9, 2018
Part III: Treating Rescued Tortoises in Madagascar

It is my sixth day working with the team treating thousands of radiated tortoises in Madagascar. The days are hot and fatiguing. We continue to treat the sicker tortoises, provide food and water for...

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outside the aquarium - June 6, 2018
Part II: Aquarium Vet Helping to Save Radiated Tortoises

The Aquarium's head veterinarian is part of an international effort to help more than 10,000 endangered radiated tortoises seized from a poacher. Here's an account of some of the day-to-day...

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outside the aquarium - June 4, 2018
Part I: Aquarium Vet Helping Save Radiated Tortoises

The Aquarium's head veterinarian is part of an international effort to help more than 10,000 endangered radiated tortoises seized from a poacher. Here's a little background about the situation. ...

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outside the aquarium - April 27, 2018
City Nature Challenge: April 27–30

Let's get outside! This year’s City Nature Challenge starts today, April 27, and runs through Monday, April 30. The City Nature Challenge is a worldwide bioblitz – a global competition to...

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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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outside the aquarium - February 28, 2018
Collaborating to inspire change at Here Be Dragons

The New England Aquarium was proud to collaborate with the MIT Media Lab and National Geographic on the latest event from the Open Ocean initiative. Here Be Dragons was dedicated to “identifying...

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aquarium animals - February 8, 2018
Sea-Cards for your Valentine

Show your Valentine you care about them... and the blue planet. Send them a "sea"-card featuring an octopus, a cuttlefish, or Myrtle the turtle!  ...

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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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outside the aquarium - August 2, 2017
Family Beach Days

Weather permitting, New England Aquarium educators will be heading out to Carson and Constitution beaches this summer to add an element of exploration to your day at the beach! ...

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outside 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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outside 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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outside 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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outside the aquarium - August 15, 2016
PIPA: Luck favors the prepared

PIPA reefs survive the 2015-16 El Nino ...

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outside the aquarium - August 12, 2016
PIPA: Dead Fish Swimming

The sleek grey shape gliding into a patch of calm water next to our ship confirms the bow lookout's call just a moment before. A shark! If you're a regular to our blog, you've heard many mentions of...

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outside 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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outside 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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outside the aquarium - July 28, 2016
PIPA: Paradise Found

When asked what "paradise" looks like, a preconceived image typically pops into one's head. No doubt this image varies quite a bit from person to person, but my definition includes a white, sandy...

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outside the aquarium - July 27, 2016
PIPA: Ahoy from Orona!

Have we arrived in paradise? I think we may have. We are anchored for the second day offshore of Orona. ...

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outside the aquarium - July 25, 2016
PIPA: Sharing a meal

Kanton is the only inhabited area in the Phoenix Island Protected Area (PIPA), but people do not chose to live here for the beach front property. They work for the government of Kiribati and are sent...

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outside the aquarium - July 24, 2016
PIPA: The First Dive

The time has finally come for some members of the crew to start dive missions, as we like to refer to them as. See what they found. ...

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outside the aquarium - July 23, 2016
PIPA: Science is Happening

Science can be a cruel mistress. At 0130 with 10-ft ocean swells moving the room around you, peering into a microscope and attempting to untangle fish larvae less than a centimeter in length from a...

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outside the aquarium - July 20, 2016
PIPA: Crossing Over

On July 15 at approximately 0430 Hawaiian Time, the Robert C Seamans and its crew did something very meaningful according to nautical lore and tradition. ...

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outside the aquarium - July 18, 2016
PIPA: Building our Community

Aboard the sailing school vessel (SSV) Robert C. Seamans, phrases like "punch the monster in the mouth" take on a whole new level of importance and meaning. ...

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outside the aquarium - July 17, 2016
The Phoenix Islands in a post El Nino sea

On July 3, students and staff from Sea Education Association (SEA), the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the New England Aquarium (NEAq) set sail aboard the SSV Robert C. Seaman for...

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