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Giant Ocean Tank - March 16, 2020
Facebook Live: Feeding Myrtle

Taylor is joined by Aquarist Lyndsay Phenix at the top of the Giant Ocean Tank to feed Myrtle the green sea turtle. ...

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Giant Ocean Tank - November 27, 2019
Myrtle Eats Her Vegetables

As a green sea turtle and the New England Aquarium’s largest animal, Myrtle eats a lot of vegetable matter. Out in the wild that would be seagrass and algae. But here on Central Wharf, we offer her...

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Beyond the Aquarium - May 14, 2019
Make Way For Myrtle

"Make Way for Ducklings" sculptor Nancy Schön unveils bronze play sculpture of Myrtle the Turtle in Beacon Hill. ...

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Aquarium Animals - January 25, 2019
So How Old Is Myrtle?

Myrtle has been a resident at the New England Aquarium since 1970, and is one of three turtles that we have in the Giant Ocean Tank. So how old is she? ...

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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 - 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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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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Giant Ocean Tank - January 20, 2017
Meet our Three Sea Turtles

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

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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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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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