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Reptiles of the Aquarium


Reptiles of the Aquarium

October 21, 2016

Written by Imogen Farris, Public Relations Coordinator 

Happy Reptile Awareness Day! Each year on October 21, people and organizations around the world highlight these cold-blooded species. Reptiles are covered in either scales or hard scutes, which is a bony external plate, like the shell of a turtle. They are a diverse group of animals, and here at Georgia Aquarium, we are home to seven different species. Click on the highlighted name of each species to visit our Animal Guide and learn more.

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Cephalopod Awareness Days: What is a Cephalopod?


Cephalopod Awareness Days: What is a Cephalopod?

October 8, 2016

Written by Imogen Farris, Public Relations Coordinator 

A cephalopod, pronounced “seph-a-lo-pod,” is a category of invertebrates consisting of some of the most intelligent and exotic creatures. Cephalopods have a completely merged head and foot, typically with a ring of arms or tentacles around the head. Cephalopod, meaning “head-foot,” is a smaller subgroup of mollusks.

From masters of disguise to suction-cupped tentacles, the octopus, cuttlefish, squid and nautilus make up this unique category of animals. We’re excited to highlight them from Oct. 8-12 in observance of Cephalopod Awareness Days. But what exactly differentiates one unique cephalopod from another? Find out below:

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Valuing Teachers on World Teacher Day 2016


Valuing Teachers on World Teacher Day

October 5, 2016

Georgia Aquarium instills in its mission the values of conservation and education. For the past 10 years, we have remained steadfast in this commitment to inspiring all who have come through our doors to become stewards of the ocean, and even possibly future marine biologists or conservationists. We recently celebrated the milestone of welcoming one million students to the Aquarium. However, the students’ journey to the Aquarium wouldn’t have been made possible without the support from their teachers.

Today, it’s World Teachers’ Day. We have been fortunate to provide countless teachers and educators various professional development and immersive explorations both here at the Aquarium and all throughout the state of Georgia. As a nonprofit organization, Georgia Aquarium is honored to give back to our community and greatly values those who give so much to our students and help shape their future.

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