We Visited the New England Aquarium

Last weekend we finally returned to the New England Aquarium in Boston. We took Skye’s friend Katie, because we dig her.

I think I can speak for the family and say that we love marine ecosystems, and have a special affinity for their biological diversity. While we’ve enjoyed a membership to the Museum of Science for several years, we have not had a membership to the Aquarium. It was about time!

Buddies on the Blue Line

The girls enjoyed touching sharks and rays in the touch tank, if at first somewhat trepidatiously.

Cownose Ray

The jellies were especially captivating. Their diversity, adaptability, tenacity, and survivability is as impressive as is their anatomy and physiology. Plus they’re fun to watch.

European moon jelly
Pacific Sea Nettle

The girls were tasked with taking notes on their observations and the things they learned. Upon returning home, they would be required to write a paper on a topic related to the Aquarium visit. They did wonderfully, and impressed me with not only their papers, but with the copious and detailed notes they made while on our visit.

Hayley records her observations
Pacific Sea Nettle
Sea Turtle Hatchlings
Where is the sea turtle?
I watched these fishes for a long time.
Jenna made lots of notes during our lunch break.
Lophius americanus. God must surely have a sense of humor. Or evolution.

Katie had neither been to the Aquarium nor rode on a subway. It was fun to see her experience both for the first time.

Katie, Skye, Kirsten, Hayley and Jenna
Jenna the strap hanger.

3 Comment

  1. Looks like a wonderful visit, great to see all these future marine biologists! Great pictures and a very cool video.

    1. Thank you for the comment. What an honor! We’ll be back soon.

  2. It was a very interesting and educational experience! I’m glad we got the annual membership pass. Looking forward to our next visit. Very nice post. :-)

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