Start your week off right with video of some pretty adorable penguins swimming. Click here for the video.
You can see the little blue penguins at the New England Aquarium right now! The others are at our temporary off-site holding facility during construction, so consider this your African and rockhopper penguin fix.
What a webcast: We had an awesome Google+ Hangout on Air today with researchers in Antarctica today! Take a look, in case you missed it. They showed us around a bit, talked about changes in the local penguin populations over the last years and gave a great inside look into climate change research.
African penguins at the New England Aquarium.
New England Aquarium
Photo: Rachel L. Blumenthal @blumie
Amazing. We can’t wait to see your pictures in the fall. Thanks for tagging us, waltzforagirl!
This is what happens when you give me a day and an aquarium. I’m planning on going back in the fall with a much nicer (and borrowed) camera and getting even better things, but for now all I have the the photos.
If you have Aquarium pictures to share, be sure to tag us at #new england aquarium!
Update: Hi everyone! If you saw this from the radar, please follow us for more images from the New England Aquarium and wild habitats around the world. You can learn more about each of these species on the Aquarium’s blogs.
Top left: giant green sea anemones
Top right: Sea urchins
Center, bottom left: Sea stars
Bottom center: Sea jellies
Bottom right: Juvenile African penguin
Jo Blasi and Paul Leonard, both New England Aquarium staffers, spent weeks volunteering their time to study and rehabilitate African penguins in South Africa. Hear them talk about their experience, see more pictures like this and learn a little bit about this endangered species at a free lecture tomorrow.