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noaasanctuaries: Off the coast of Massachusetts in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, December is a chilly time of year. But it’s also a perfect time to track seabirds, which in turn can help sanctuary researchers monitor ecosystem health. A Cory’s shearwater catches a sand lance. Show More Summary
Gasp! What a rasp! One lick from the cow’s tongue red alga is all you need for its name to grasp! Happy Seaweed Sunday!
neaq: There are HOW many baby cuttlefish in the exhibit now?! You can never have too many baby cuttlefish!
noaasanctuaries: California brown pelicans are permanent residents of the Pacific Coast, with their full range extending all the way from Canada to Mexico! These seafood fans follow fish species that migrate along the California current. Show More Summary
It’s finally Friday! Exc-eel-ent! Brighten your weekend by spending it with this freckled moray and the other colorful residents of our special exhibition ¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge.
We fish you a happy birthday, Bolinopsis comb jellies! At the ripe old age of two, our home-grown pride and joys could be the oldest comb jellies ever displayed. Here’s the story of how these birthday Bolinopsis came to be!
johnnybravo20: Phacellophora Camtschatica (by Alexander Semenov)
noaasanctuaries: It’s Safe Boating Week! If you’re boating, fishing, or diving in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary or other sanctuaries, mooring buoys provide an alternative to anchoring that won’t damage the reef. In the photo above, a member of the Florida Keys Buoy Team maintains one of the sanctuary’s more than 490 mooring buoys. Show More Summary
Chuck Farwell: Tuna Scientist, Mentor, Fish Whisperer: Our tuna scientists hone their “fish sense” to work with the powerful bluefin tuna and apply tracking tags. Thanks to their research, we’re collecting data to help protect these majestic superfish.
Oh, comb on now! We have two species of comb jelly sharing their exhibit at the moment—the lobed comb jelly Mnemiopsis ledyi and the sea gooseberry Pleurobrachia bachei. That there’s a well-coiffed duo!
ahmedalkoka: Aquarium with Paloma & Dexter 2015
On Wednesdays we post pink, so here are strawberry anemones and a rosy rockfish. And no, you can’t sit with them.
noaasanctuaries: Within the National Marine Sanctuary System, you’ll find places of hope, inspiration, biodiversity, and resilience. The system encompasses more than 600,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters, and contains amazing cultural and historical resources, as well as vibrant ecosystems as diverse as coral reefs and kelp forests. Show More Summary
Scientists need your help looking at photos of adorable penguins. Seriously: mindblowingscience: Guys, this is not a drill. Antarctic scientists need you to study photos of penguins to help them figure out how climate change is affecting...Show More Summary
avipsyche: more of the aquarium! ????(please don’t delete the caption!)????
noaasanctuaries: (Photo: Daryl Duda) It’s World Turtle Day! Five species of sea turtle can be found in the waters of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Can you name this one?
neaq: For World Turtle Day, our rescuers drove all the way to Georgia to release sea turtles after months of rehabilitation. #worldturtleday #worldturtleday2017 #seaturtle #animalrelease #jekyllisland #animalrescue #oceananimals #liveblue #newenglandaquarium #boston #massachusetts (at Jekyll Island)
Think your parents are tough? Try being a sea turtle: Sea turtles face many threats, but research can help us learn more and help protect them. Dig into a recent sea turtle study by our Director of Science, Dr. Kyle Van Houtan.
nationalaquarium: It’s a very special Turtle Tuesday - it’s World Turtle Day! Turtles have existed on Earth for roughly 150 million years, making them one of the oldest living species!
pbsdigitalstudios: The purpose of World Turtle Day is to “increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive”. Here are a couple of ways that turtles are getting help. How...Show More Summary