Sunset, Kalalau Beach, Napali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii
Look, but don’t touch: This is a guineafowl pufferfish. It may look darling, but its skin is covered in a toxic mucous. You’ll find this fellow in the Armored and Venomous exhibit among the tropical exhibits.
Check out some of the other residents of the tropical gallery:
Now Playing! Relationships between wild animals and people have always fascinated us. In the 1970’s and 80’s, the New England Aquarium was home to an amazingly charismatic animal that seemingly bridged the gap between two different species. Andre the seal was a male harbor seal that was raised as a pup in the home of an irascible Mainer named Harry Goodridge. Their relationship over 25 years, including nearly 15 years of winters at the Aquarium, is the subject of a well-crafted, new PBS program called “The Seal Who Came Home.”
Tune in to WGBH 2 in Boston tonight at 7:30 to watch! The program will re-air Saturday (8/30) at 2:30 p.m. More details