Tuesday, April 9, 2013

New and familiar faces in the Tropical Oceans Exhibit

This is a cross-post from the Divers Blog. The New England Aquarium's transformation is taking place both above and below the water. Follow this link to learn more about the construction happening in the Giant Ocean Tank. And here are some new and familiar faces in the Tropical Ocean Exhibit. 

It may not look like it now, but there is a lot happening in the temporary exhibit where all the GOT animals are living now. Here's a special look at life below the water line!

Click here to watch this video in HD on our YouTube channel.

The GOT will be home to over 100 species when it reopens early this summer! This video introduces just a few of those species—both new and old—like fish in the grunts family, a short bigeye, a balloonfish, spadefishes, a queen trigger, fish in the jacks family, a sargassum trigger, a Southern stingray, and of course Myrtle, the green sea turtle, and her friend (word used lightly) Carolina, the loggerhead sea turtle. And if you look closely, you'll see some of our transport devices currently residing inside the tray in this video.

Myrtle, like our marathon team runners, has been carbo loading recently to get ready for her GOT reintroduction.
Stay tuned, we'll have a lot more to say about all the new animals that will join Myrtle the GOT!

1 comment:

  1. I look forward to a comprehensive list of all the species planned for the Giant Ocean Tank :)


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