Friday, June 8, 2012

Happy World Oceans Day!

Myrtle the Turtle at the New England Aquarium.
Photo by Dave Dudek. All Rights Reserved.
We had a family outing into Boston to celebrate World Oceans Day this past Sunday (even though it's actually today!). A dedicated to celebrating our oceans. We started off by going on a Duck Tour that left the New England Aquarium and toured the North End, Science Park, the Charles River and Charlestown. Unfortunately, it was a rainy, gloomy day so the protective window coverings were down, but otherwise it was a blast!

After the tour, we explored what the aquarium had set up for World Oceans day with various tables to learn about different aspects of marine life. We sampled some amazing smoked salmon from Bristol Bay Alaska. We learned about soil composting and Right Whales.

We headed into the aquarium for an awesome afternoon of visiting with Myrtle the Turtle, touring the Giant Ocean Tank, seeing some seals, observing an octopus, reaching for Rays and checking out the Jellies. One of the sets of jellyfish, Leidy's Comb Jellyfish, lit up like their own 1970's disco party through bioluminescence.

Thanks for such a great day in the city! Happy World Oceans Day!!!

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