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From providing our animals in the Aquarium with cutting-edge care to Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life research that informs marine conservation policy and action, discover a few of the ways we use science to protect animals and the ocean.
Saving Sea Turtles
At the Sea Turtle Hospital in our Quincy Animal Care Center, we rehabilitate hundreds of injured sea turtles each year, and scientists in Quincy and our Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life conduct cutting-edge research that helps protect endangered and threatened species of sea turtles.
Advancing Animal Care
We promote the well-being of all our animals by providing high-quality care to each individual, both at the Aquarium and in our Animal Care Center in Quincy. Our team provides exceptional day-to-day support to the animals in our care, and our veterinary medicine and science-based enrichment and training methods are at the leading edge of animal care in zoos and aquariums.
Protecting Right Whales
With just 340 individuals left, North Atlantic right whales are facing the serious threat of extinction due to human activity and climate change. Our Right Whale Research Team is at the forefront of right whale study, and their work helps inform policies and management practices that protect this critically endangered species.
Raising Glassy Sweepers from Egg to Adult
Currently, about 75 juvenile glassy sweepers, reared and raised from egg to adult for the first time as part of the Aquarium's Larval Program, are now on view in the Aquarium's Blue Planet Action Center.
A Look at Shark Research on Nantucket
Learn more about shark research on Nantucket from Caroline Collatos, a PhD student and researcher at the New England Aquarium.