New England Aquarium By: Sumaya

The landmark I chose is the New England Aquarium. This is an aquarium that is located in 1 Central Wharf Boston, Massachusetts.This aquarium was first opened publicly in June 20, 1969. This aquarium is the home to thousands of sea creatures and marine mammals. Everyday tourists flow into the aquarium to enjoy a view of the Penguins swimming or to gaze at hundreds of species of colorful and patterned fish or underwater creatures.

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One of the most popular exhibit is the Penguin Exhibit. It attracts young kids to adults of all ages. Clusters of rugged rocks are placed in the giant ocean tank for the penguins to stay on and they can jump off of them and swim in the water whenever they desire. It is designed like this to represent a piece of what the actual living environment of a penguin is like. The exhibit contains several species of penguins starting from African penguins to Little blue Penguins. The exhibit is designed to suit the needs of each species of penguins.

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Another exhibit which has made its place to the top is the Atlantic Harbor Seals Exhibit. It is the only exhibit that can visited for free before buying the tickets for the aquarium. The exhibit displays 42,000 gallon harbor seals outside the front plaza. The aquarium imitated a piece of New England rocky coast, which is known as the typical living environment for these harbor seals. There was one special seal named Hoover who could say "How are you?", and "Come over here". Unfortunately, Hoover passed away in 1985 but he left many remarkable and joyous moments in the visitors hearts.

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While visiting the aquarium another eye catching sea creature can be seen. They are the Pacific Sea Nettle or otherwise known as the adult jellies. While walking through the aquarium many of these vibrant colored jellies or sea nettles can be seen flowing swiftly in the ocean tanks. Although their tentacles can vary up to 15 feet long these sea nettle sting is not usually harmful to people. These captivating sea jellies are mostly found near Japan, Alaska and throughout the bottom of California. The sea jelly exhibits are scattered throughout the whole aquarium.

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Information about the exhibits are taken from : http://www.neaq.org/

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