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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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    Unintentional Gardeners: Animals as Seed Dispersers

    The last Saturday in January is National Seed Swap Day, a time when gardeners exchange seeds in preparation for spring, but humans aren’t the only animals in the seed-swap game. From the Amazon river basin to the Australian bush, animals have been spreading seeds around their environments for millions of years. Read More

    Published 1/24/2020

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    Why Winter Matters: Warm Winters Aren't So Hot

    Across the country, communities welcomed 2020 with unseasonably high temperatures. While some people may rejoice in a warm winter, these types of weather can have a serious impact on our environment. So, what happens when winter doesn’t show? Read More

    Published 1/17/2020

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