I don’t have to be in the water all the time.
Mudskipper, New England Aquarium, Boston
I found Dory even before the movie comes out!
Palette surgeonfish at the New England Aquarium, Boston.
New England Aquarium
New England Aquarium
New Enland Aquarium, Boston
I have so many fond memories of the New England Aquarium in Boston. It is pretty cheesy, but it was always my favorite field trip when I was in elementary school. The place was massive, dark, and when you’re a kid, anything that’ll get you out of class was awesome.
When I moved to Boston with my friends, the first thing we did together was go to the aquarium with all our girlfriends at the time. Later, when I worked at Starbucks, I’d sometimes unwind and get drinks with my coworkers, and I’d enjoy going to Tia’s, just walk around the harbor, buzzed, and see the harbor seals at the aquarium for free.
I guess it’s cheesy now, because when you grow up, you see that it’s not as big as it was. Sometimes we rush to try to see everything to make time, or just when we grow up we don’t take in experiences like we did when we were a kid. We’re smarter, maybe less naive, and we tend to think we already know everything, but I’m not sure if it’s better. We grow to have expectations, and when we were kids we just went with it, believe it, and expected nothing more than a free day from school. Maybe it’s just nostalgia talk, but sometimes experiencing something you loved when you were a kid, can be a new experience. If you allow yourself to believe it.
Leidy’s comb jellies
These sea jellies don’t have the bells and tentacles we think of when we imagine jellyfish. They are often called sea walnuts. This species appears to have rainbow colors running down their bodies on the track of internal moving cilia. They are bioluminescent and can flash brightly when disturbed.
Wow almost 300 notes. Tumblr likes jellies :)
Kids learn about animals on the New England Aquarium’s new touch screen info panels.
I’m a ropefish at the New England Aquarium.
They’re watching you. Soldierfish (top) redfish (bottom)