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Get Up Close and Personal With Marine Life at the New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium offers much more than just a glimpse at the critters native to its region. The large Boston facility plays host to thousands of sea creatures and plants from all around the world. Yes, you may recognize some of them—but chances are you’ve never encountered the more exotic animals.

For instance, the newly unveiled Indo-Pacific Coral Reef is home to the brightly hued tomato clownfish, an orange fish who lives safely among the stinging tentacles of sea anemones (they’re immune to the stings), and the longnose butterflyfish, dressed in rich shades of yellow, black, and white. Just across from the Indo-Pacific Coral Reef, the four-story Giant Ocean Tank plays host to Myrtle the green sea turtle, moray eels, and hundreds of colorful little fishies. Elsewhere in the aquarium, you can meet sharks, penguins, and many other aquatic animals.