A "Must-Sea": The Giant Ocean Tank at
the New England Aquarium in Boston, Massachusetts
Article by Eric H. Photos
credits: New England Aquarium press room
by Eric J. Hurwitz. Article updated on Dec. 31, 2016.
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New England Aquarium (NEAQ) stands as one of New
England's greatest fish tales ever told, featuring an incredible array
of animals and exhibits -- as well as offering marine conservation
education -- to more than 1.3 million visitors a year.
What started out as a modest Boston aquarium in 1969 has transformed
into a world class travel destination with one of the spark plugs to
its incredible growth being the Giant Ocean Tank. Twenty six ft.
deep, 40 ft. wide and with 200,000 gallons of salt water, the Giant
Ocean Tank hosts more than 1,000 animals. Myrtle, a 550 lb green sea
turtle (see her in the photo below), leads the way, having resided at
the NEAQ since 1970!
Myrtle is not the only story, though, as for starters, hundreds of
Caribbean reef animals, including sea turtles, stingrays, eels and fish
can be seen within four story centerpiece. An intricate layout of coral
reef with 3,000 new pieces, underwater communications system, and large
windows. just add to this spectacular display. New England Aquarium
staff say that the exhibit is so big that the rest of the aquarium was
built around it!
sure to attend the
presentations at the top of the tank where guides educate and entertain
on "who's who" within the Giant Fish Tank. The views are amazing, the
course, the Giant Ocean Tank isn't the only fish in the sea when it
comes to the overall New England Aquarium experience. This amazing
display is, however, perhaps the best way to get introduced to an
aquarium that has become a "must-sea" within the overall Boston
The New England Aquarium is located at 1 Central Wharf in Boston MA.
Tel. (617) 973-5200
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