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New England Aquarium
Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
The New England Aquarium is located in Boston. Its the principal feature is the Giant Ocean Tank, a cylindrical 200,000-US-gallon tank simulating a Caribbean coral reef. This tank houses bonnethead sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, moray eels, barracuda, and many smaller reef-living fish. The "Amazing Jellies" exhibit in the West Wing features Aurelia aurita, sea nettles, Cassiopea, Palauan Lagoon jellies and Phyllorhiza punctata, all from diverse habitats around the world. In front of the Aquarium is a harbor seal exhibit, which can be seen for free without entering the building. Four Northern fur seals and three California sea lions are on exhibit behind the Aquarium in the open-air New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center. In addition to the main aquarium building, attractions include the Simons IMAX Theatre and the New England Aquarium Whale Watch, which operates from April through November.
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