Jellies in petri dish

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Welcome to the Jelly Jungle

Deep inside the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) building, the National Aquarium runs a little-known lab. Here we carry out the propagation of jellies, many of which later end up on exhibit in Jellies Invasion. Read on for a peek into the process! READ MORE

Cold stunned turtle

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Cold Stunning: Where, How and Why?

Picture this: You’ve just spent a wonderful, late summer week on Cape Cod, swimming in the ocean and enjoying the sunshine with friends and family. As fall sets in, you know it’s time to head home. You get on the highway, but something strange happens … despite driving for hours, you end up back where you started. You feel sluggish, confused and exhausted. If you were a turtle, you just might be cold-stunned. READ MORE

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    Looking Back at 2019: Baby Animal Recap

    This year saw a number of exciting new arrivals at the National Aquarium. As we anticipate the arrival of the new year and what’s to come in 2020, let’s take a look back at the adorable baby animals that joined us in 2019!  Read More

    Published 12/12/2019

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    The Bones on Blubber

    Sometimes used as a byword for “fat,” blubber is actually a unique, miracle tissue—with all sorts of fascinating properties.  Read More

    Published 12/4/2019

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