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A video posted by New England Aquarium (@newenglandaquarium) on Oct 20, 2016 at 2:26pm PDT neaq: Pacific sea nettle flow #oceananimals #jellies #jellyfish#pacificseanettle #chrysaorafuscescens #NEAQtentacles #boston #massachusetts Gently pulsing jelly bell.
A feather star takes flight into abyssal skies, with flapping arms like so many wings to soar through the eternal darkness of the deep sea. Feather stars—also known as crinoids—are related to sea stars, sea cucumbers and sea urchins as proud echinoderms. Show More Summary
Trick or treat! The anglerfish tricks its treats with a glowing lure—a siren call to gullible fishes.
It’s the Great Pumpkin (enrichment)! A Jack-O’-Lantern filled with food is a gourd way for this giant Pacific octopus to use its tricks to grab some treats. Happy #NationalPumpkinDay! ????
neaq: Cuttlefish have w-shaped pupils, color-changing skin, eight arms and two feeding tentacles. #NEAQtentacles #animalfacts #cuttlefish #Sepiaofficinalis #cephalopod #oceananimal #boston #massachusetts Cuttle love!
Sperm whale hunts squid in the Monterey Bay: montereybayaquarium: Whale hello there! Update: you can listen to the clicking sounds the sperm whale makes to echolocate prey, recorded by our colleagues at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute via hydrophone!
What’s so special about the feet of the spiny sand star? This future ocean leader can tell you! Our new Center for Ocean Education and Leadership will inspire California’s students and help build a future for the ocean. (Thanks to small...Show More Summary
Looking for a Halloween movie? How about “Attack of the Bone-Eating Osedax Zombie Worms!” You’re whale-come!
Sperm whale hunts squid in the Monterey Bay: Whale hello there!
neaq: Every winter we raise baby red-bellied cooters behind the scenes. It’s part of a head start program for this endangered local population. #squee #cute #babyanimals #turtles #headstart #endangeredspecies #boston #massachusetts #behindthescenes Go little turtles!
Did you think that Ridley Scott’s “Alien” couldn’t possibly exist? Behold the barrel amphipod—an eerily similar creature with a gruesome lifestyle that gives the “Xenomorph” a run for its money!
Dress your computer or mobile device as a fearsome fangtooth for Halloween with our latest wallpaper!
seafoodwatch: Aquarium Chef Uses Passion for Sustainable Food to Aid Mexican Orphanages Monterey Bay Aquarium Executive Chef Matt Beaudin is more than an advocate for sustainable seafood and locally sourced ingredients for the dishes he creates. Show More Summary
noaasanctuaries: (Photo: Paulo Maurin/NOAA, taken in Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monument) It’s our birthday! ???? ???? On October 23rd, 1972, Congress passed the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act, officially establishing what is today the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. Show More Summary
helovelyseas: Idols by Lance Sagar
noaasanctuaries: It may look like a flower, but don’t be fooled! Sea anemones like this one in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary are actually animals, and are closely related to corals and jellies. (Photo: Chad King/NOAA)
giffingsharks: Curious Mako shark at Horn Rock, Auckland, New Zealand.
noaasanctuaries: Today marks the 44th anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which ensures that marine mammals like whales, porpoises, seals, sea lions, otters and dolphins can carry out their normal functioning without disruption...Show More Summary
High fives, everyone! Today marks the 44th anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which protects your favorite marine mammal—and all the other ones too! Many thanks to local photographer Joe Platko for the fin-tastic photo...
Go seabirds, go! Our feathered friends hunt throughout the food web and cycle nutrients from the sea onto the land. Do you have a favorite? Our resident bird enthusiast and senior trainer Steve Johnson has spotted over 40 seabirds from the back deck of the Aquarium this year! You can practice spotting them for yourself from our Monterey Bay Cam.