6: Bahamas 2013 | A splashing success!

Genevieve is a former intern from the dive department. She joined Aquarium divers in the Bahamas to help collect fish, under special permits, so that visitors in Boston can appreciate the splendor of a healthy Caribbean reef.  After a top-to-bottom transformation, the Giant Ocean Tank is expected to reopen in early summer with more than twice the number of fish than last fall. 

Overall, the 2013 New England Aquarium Bahamas expedition was a huge success! All of the critters are happy and healthy, and are currently awaiting their debut in the new Giant Ocean Tank. Right now they're behind the scenes at our off site holding facility. The collection is spectacularly diverse, and we can’t wait to see them thriving in their new home!

But first...a little fun. On last year's collecting trip, I learned that under enough pressure, if you crack an egg under water, it will maintain its shape. This year's group was eager to watch (and play) with the egg. See how scuba divers have fun!

By showing visitors the beauty of a healthy Caribbean reef, we hope to inspire people to do what they can to protect these reefs and marine habitats around the world. Thanks to Mark Rosenstein for sharing his beautiful pictures, and video!

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