Queen Mrytle is never too busy to wave to her …

Queen Mrytle is never too busy to wave to her royal subjects. 👑🐢 Green sea turtles like Myrtle are threatened by accidental bycatch in fishing gear, habitat loss, water pollution, and the collection of turtles and their eggs for human consumption. The New England Aquarium has a team of veterinarians, staff, and volunteers who are dedicated to saving sea turtles and preserving the population of all of the Myrtles in the wild. — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2R7sqdc

Here at the New England Aquarium, we are doing…

Here at the New England Aquarium, we are doing our part to help threatened species like endangered African penguins!

As part of our participation in the African penguin Species Survival Plan, we breed specific pairs of penguins to ensure that we have a healthy and genetically diverse population to enhance conservation in the wild.

If you haven’t had the chance to see African penguins in person, come see them at the New England Aquarium this weekend, and know that your ticket is helping to preserve this species!

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The face you make when you don’t want to…

The face you make when you don’t want to leave the comfort of your coral reef. #MondayMood

Coral reefs are critical to ocean health and are nurseries to thousands of fish species, many of which could not survive without these unique habitats. Unfortunately, coral reefs are rapidly disappearing worldwide, primarily due to climate change and other human impacts. Coral reefs have the best chance to adapt if humans slow climate change and reduce other human-caused stresses.

You can visit our Indo-Pacific Reef Exhibit to get a closer look at why these diverse ecosystems are worth preserving. — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/30mxVb8

#DYK Smallmouth grunts actually grunt? The sou…

#DYK Smallmouth grunts actually grunt? The sounds are produced when teeth grinding deep within the throat are amplified by the air bladder. Grunt!

The New England Aquarium is working with other aquariums on methods and techniques for breeding fish such as smallmouth grunts. Breeding our fish locally means using less energy for travel and transportation, fewer shipping materials, and less stress on the animals! The research that goes into rearing fish is also valuable for potentially recovering populations of endangered species in the future.

Next time you come to the aquarium, visit our hand-reared grunts in the Giant Ocean Tank! — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2Rfd458

Raise your tentacle if you’re excited th…

Raise your tentacle if you’re excited that it’s the weekend!

The common cuttlefish is named for it’s unique cuttlebone that supports buoyancy control. While their wild population is stable, ocean acidification caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide may negatively affects cuttlefishes’ ability to control buoyancy.

To help heal our ocean and keep these “cuttley” fish in the sea, the New England Aquarium is committed to protecting the blue planet. — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2QKu04H

Have you met our spotted moray eel? This is po…

Have you met our spotted moray eel? This is possibly the most furtive animal in the Giant Ocean Tank!
Moray eels in the wild depend on coral reefs for their habitat. With climate change bringing an increase in ocean acidification and coral bleaching events, morays and other marine species are experiencing detrimental habitat loss. That’s why the New England Aquarium is dedicating itself to protecting the blue planet.
Visit the aquarium and see if you can find this elusive eel perched in the coral structure of the GOT. 📸: Diver @mr.moneill
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Are you feeling “crabby” during th…

Are you feeling “crabby” during this post-holiday week? Us too.

Cheer up at our Edge of the Sea tidepool touch tank, where local marine life is at your fingertips. Pet a sea star, learn about lobsters, or meet a hermit crab. Adult and children can get their hands wet in this interactive exhibit. Be sure to bring questions and be prepared to roll up your sleeves to explore our blue planet the next time you visit this Level 3 exhibit! — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2QVPcn1

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