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2023 Press Releases

Two sea lions settle into new home at New England Aquarium

Nov. 29, 2023

New Film ARCTIC: Our Frozen Planet, a dazzling portrayal of a region and our changing climate

Nov. 20, 2023

Statement on Fifth National Climate Assessment

Nov. 17, 2023

North Atlantic right whale mother and calf seen feeding in Gulf of Maine

Nov. 16, 2023

Sharks Unknown: Changing the Face of Shark TV with environmental educator and renowned shark expert Jasmin Graham

Nov. 14, 2023

Nurse shark joins animal population at New England Aquarium

Nov. 8, 2023

“Voices of the Waterfront” public photo exhibit showcases people working together to increase access to Boston’s harbor, islands, and rivers

Nov. 2, 2023

Aquarium scientists celebrate sighting of endangered sperm whale and calf in richly biodiverse Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

Oct. 26, 2023

Shark expert Dr. Greg Skomal and writer Ret Talbot discuss new book, Chasing Shadows, and return of white sharks to New England waters

Oct. 24, 2023

Scientists release annual population estimate for critically endangered North Atlantic right whale amid ongoing threats

Oct. 23, 2023

New England Aquarium joins international partnership to protect endangered African penguins

Oct. 12, 2023

A Tale of Ice, Warm Water, and the Future: A Conversation with Dr. Fiamma Straneo

Oct. 4, 2023

Aquarium tracks record number of rehabilitated sea turtles

Sept. 27, 2023

“Our Heritage, Our Planet” Film Week celebrates voices and storytelling traditions of communities of color

Sept. 21, 2023

Aquarium reacts to historic federal funding aimed at protecting critically endangered North Atlantic right whales

Sept. 19, 2023

BlueSwell incubator program selects fourth cohort of startup companies focused on supporting ocean health

Sept. 19, 2023

Ocean conservation leaders from 11 countries convene at Aquarium to share insights and research

Sept. 14, 2023

Best-selling author Sy Montgomery to discuss her latest book, Of Time and Turtles: Mending the World, Shell by Shattered Shell with book’s illustrator, Matt Patterson

Sept. 7, 2023

Southern rockhopper penguin chick now on exhibit at New England Aquarium

Sept. 6, 2023

In final release of the season, Aquarium staff return two rehabilitated sea turtles to ocean off Cape Cod

Aug. 17, 2023

More than 700 animals seen during Aquarium’s aerial survey of marine protected area

Aug. 10, 2023

New England Aquarium announces new Vice President of Animal Care

Aug. 8, 2023

Southern rockhopper penguin chick hatches at New England Aquarium

Aug. 2, 2023

Sen. Markey joins New England Aquarium to release eight rehabilitated sea turtles on Cape Cod

July 31, 2023

Newly entangled right whale has scientists calling for stronger measures to protect critically endangered species

July 26, 2023

Four sea turtles returned to ocean after months of rehabilitative care at the New England Aquarium

July 25, 2023

Aquarium releases five rehabilitated and satellite tagged sea turtles off Cape Cod beach

July 12, 2023

Classic film Jaws returns to the giant screen at Aquarium

July 11, 2023

Local shark experts available for interviews

July 6, 2023

New England Aquarium releases four rehabilitated sea turtles into ocean waters off Cape Cod

June 28, 2023

Female African penguin chick named “Bray” now on exhibit at New England Aquarium

June 21, 2023

Researchers using cutting-edge technology to protect endangered sea turtles in Puerto Rico

June 15, 2023

Aquarium scientists spot four killer whales in rare sighting over southern New England waters

June 13, 2023

Aquarium scientist to testify before congressional subcommittee on enhanced federal regulations to protect North Atlantic right whales

June 6, 2023

Aquarium scientists see one third of North Atlantic right whale population during winter/spring aerial survey season

May 31, 2023

Eat, Poop, Die: How Animals Make Our World with Joe Roman

May 25, 2023

Aquarium celebrating World Ocean Day with free activities on Sunday, June 4

May 23, 2023

After first white shark of the season spotted in Cape Cod waters, Aquarium scientists urge public to report sightings

May 22, 2023

Aquarium’s summer season kicks off Memorial Day weekend with new beer garden, extended hours, world film premiere

May 19, 2023

Explore the realm of the ocean’s largest animals in new 3D documentary, Blue Whales: Return of the Giants

May 10, 2023

Endangered whales, sharks, and hundreds of dolphins spotted during aerial survey over marine protected area

May 8, 2023

The Power of Storytelling to Protect the Ocean with National Geographic Young Explorer Sruthi Gurudev

April 26, 2023

Scientists draw attention to low number of North Atlantic right whale births

April 21, 2023

Aquarium releases dozens of rehabilitated sea turtles in N.C.

April 18, 2023

African penguin chick hatches at New England Aquarium

April 13, 2023

 Aquarium to celebrate first Massachusetts Right Whale Day

April 12, 2023

Call for applications: BlueSwell incubator program seeking bluetech startups with impact on ocean sustainability

April 4, 2023

Aquarium looks ahead to April school vacation week with the return of animal encounters, Duck Tours

April 3, 2023

Aquarium’s new Associate Vice President Emiley Z. Lockhart leading sustainable innovation work at BalanceBlue Lab

March 29, 2023

Not a Moment to Waste: The Battle for a Working Country on a Working Planet with Bill McKibben

March 27, 2023

Aquarium welcomes organization’s first Chief Conservation and Stewardship Officer

March 24, 2023

Statement on first-ever U.S. Ocean Climate Action Plan

March 21, 2023

Aquarium offering exclusive harbor seal encounters

March 20, 2023

Seadragons born at Aquarium after rare mating success

March 15, 2023

Statement on U.N. treaty protecting marine biodiversity

March 6, 2023

New England Aquarium and Boston Harbor City Cruises to offer new Ecoventure Cruise experience

March 2, 2023

A Changing Environment: How Women Leaders in Boston are Taking the Lead on Climate Resiliency & Community Building

February 23, 2023

Seeking to support state’s “blue economy” and drive climate change solutions, New England Aquarium files bills, supports legislation

February 16, 2023

Aquarium reacts to death of critically endangered North Atlantic right whale on Virginia coast

February 16, 2023

Building a Home for Black Excellence in Marine Science with Dr. Tiara Moore

February 9, 2023

Aquarium presents Secrets of the Sea: A Screening with Filmmaker Jonathan Bird on February 16 

February 6, 2023

For February school vacation, cuttlefish and new film, Secrets of the Sea, arrive at New England Aquarium

February 2, 2023

Discover the ocean’s most extraordinary animals in new 3D documentary, Secrets of the Sea

January 31, 2023

Six teams of aspiring entrepreneurs showcase bluetech startups centered on ocean impact at Demo Day: Streamed February 10

January 25, 2023

Ferris Batie named new Vice President of Campus Operations at New England Aquarium

January 23, 2023

As sea turtle stranding season ends, Aquarium names more than 60 turtles undergoing months-long rehabilitation

January 18, 2023

Aquarium offering special in-person educational programs for growing number of homeschooling families in state

January 17, 2023

Spindle, a North Atlantic right whale at least 41 years-old, spotted with new calf just as another of her 10 calves seen severely entangled off NC

January 12, 2023

Statement on creation of Massachusetts Right Whale Day

January 5, 2023

Aquarium announces additions to Board of Trustees

January 3, 2023

Past Press Releases

Browse more press releases from 2022.

Dec. 21, 2022 Ice sculpture of penguins on Aquarium plaza for Boston Waterfront Ice Sculpture Stroll on New Year’s Eve
Dec. 14, 2022 Scientists announce new names of 20 critically endangered North Atlantic right whales
Dec. 13, 2022 100 rescued sea turtles from MA flown south to continue rehabilitation
Nov. 28, 2022 New England Aquarium treats more than 150 hypothermic sea turtles with annual stranding season underway
Nov. 16, 2022 In Living Color: Giant Clams, Up Close – A Conversation with scientist, photographer, and Vertex founder Dr. Joshua Boger
Nov. 14, 2022 As it funds its 200th global marine conservation project, New England Aquarium announces game-changing $2 million donation for its microgranting program, the Marine Conservation Action Fund
Nov. 10, 2022 Aquarium celebrates Harlequin’s 30th hatch day
Nov. 1, 2022 New England Aquarium reintroduces 3D films, bringing viewers into astonishing animal worlds on land, sea, and skies
Oct. 24, 2022 North Atlantic right whales’ downward trend continues as updated population numbers released
Oct. 20, 2022 African penguin thriving after years of specialized care, including custom footwear and medical treatments
Oct. 18, 2022 Thirty-year study of a shark breeding ground highlights importance of critical habitat hit hard by Hurricane Ian
Oct. 13, 2022 100 Scientists Call on Biden Administration to Save the Gulf of Mexico Whale
Oct. 12, 2022 New research reveals fewer critically endangered female right whales capable of reproducing
Oct. 6, 2022 Chemical oceanographer and Caltech professor Dr. Jess Adkins to discuss “The Ocean’s Natural Way to Stop Climate Change”
Oct. 5, 2022 Explore the animal world with Ed Yong, Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer, and his new book An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal The Hidden Realms Around Us
Oct. 3, 2022 “Our Heritage, Our Planet” Film Week celebrates storytelling traditions of Latino, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color
Sept. 29, 2022 New England Aquarium to host 2022 Scout Film Festival
Sept. 23, 2022 Sea turtle rehabilitated for nearly two years by New England Aquarium and Mississippi Aquarium released back into ocean
Sept. 22, 2022 New England Aquarium and Roger Williams University team up to advance marine fish aquaculture and conservation at U.S. public aquariums
Sept. 22, 2022 North Atlantic right whale “Snow Cone” sighted entangled in new fishing gear and in extremely poor health
Sept. 12, 2022 World-renowned marine scientist Dr. Sylvia Earle comes to Aquarium to discuss “Why We Should All Care About the Weird, Wild, and Wonderful Depths of the Sea”
Sept. 8, 2022 BlueSwell incubator program selects third cohort of startup companies focused on supporting ocean health

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