Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Penguins at the New England Aquarium in Boston

Did you know that penguins have good hearing both under and above water?

Were you aware their ears are hidden underneath their feathers?

These facts are revealed at the New England Aquarium's current exhibit, "Penguinology: Explore the Secret World of Penguins."

The entire exhibit is very educational and quite fascinating to observe.

It's so amazing to see the unique creatures on rocks in the exhibit or swimming at high speed under the surrounding water.

Penguins at the aquarium have hardy appetites and daily gobble down 40 pounds of anchovies, capelin, herring, sardines and smelt, according to the aquarium's website.

It's also noted that they "poop a lot." 

The website notes that " Aquarium staff and volunteers spend hours every day scrubbing poop, feathers and other detritus off the rock islands in the exhibit." 

Now that would be quite a volunteering experience.

I've been interested in penguins ever since seeing the documentary "March of the Penguins."



Anonymous said...

Hi Susan, I've never seen penguins in person. These would be great fun to watch. I would not like to clean up after them, however!

diane.stetson said...

Yes there is a penguin exhibit at the San Diego Zoo...It is so much fun to watch them. They look like little men. I also saw the documentary March of the Penguins movie and loved it. I have the movie "Happy Feet" too all about a dancing penguin..ha. Good pictures Susan!

Antonella said...

This looks so lovely!:)Pictures are amazing!!:))

Keep in touch xoxo
Antonella ☀

Nellie said...

I've always enjoyed the penguins in our local zoo. They are quite comical as they strut around!:-)

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: beautiful pictures. I've never seen penguins in person. In my country it is impossible to see them. Keep in touch

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love penguins! They are one of my favorite exhibits at the aquarium!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Oh, Susan, I love this post! We visited this aquarium way back in 2002. It was a spontaneous decision just before the kids went back to school. It was John and I, our youngest daughter and oldest grandson. We all thought it was one of our best vacations! Loved Boston! Your post makes me want to return :)

marianne said...

Have seen the penguin exhibit in Boston many years ago. It was great fun to watch their antics. We were in Boston a couple of weekends ago and talked about going to the aquarium some time soon. Would love to take our little grandaughter there.

March of the Penguins and Happy Feet were both great entertainment. They sure do have resilience and determination, don't they? Quite unusual creatures.

Red Rose Alley said...

I would have loved to seen these penguins at the aquarium. I've never seen them in person, but I watched The Penguin documentary, and it was so touching. They are very special, indeed. These pictures are great.


Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Susan,
Penguins are always one of my favorites when we go to the Zoo! They are just so cute and the Emperor's are totally gorgeous!
Take care,

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