|Leaves of a different sort|
|A tree with leaves? Nope—a scarlet psolus feeding!|
In other parts of the Aquarium, bright fall colors are on display. Oranges, rusty reds, vibrant yellows all work together to create a seasonal tableau that signals, for many, the favorite New England season. So where to look for these amazing colors?
|Orange and red sea anemones peek out at the tide pool|
Want to see some orange on display? There are lots of animals to choose from. Take a look at the sea anemones in the Edge of the Sea tidepool touch tank. These jelly relatives range in color from browns to reds in New England, but the ones on exhibit here are bright orange. (The springy green variety is found in our Northern Waters gallery. Check out the video here...wait for it...)
Another favorite orange resident is the rare orange colored lobster in our Isle of Shoals exhibit. While lobsters can change their color depending on their diet, this lobster's color is due to genetics. This makes it pretty rare specimen: it's estimated that 1 out of 30 million lobsters are this color! Rare or not, it's the perfect coloration for the fall!
|Orange-colored shell for the fall? Check!|
Is yellow more your color? Not to worry. Look no further than our salt marsh exhibit. Having been replanted with live vegetation from a local salt marsh just recently, the grasses and other plants are in full bloom. Mustard yellow flowers are at the front of the space, giving the exhibit a fall season feel.
|New England salt marsh colors|
Not to be limited to the colder climates, the tropics have its share of yellow inhabitants. Vibrant yellow tanks can be found tropical Pacific Reef exhibit. Tangs do come in many different colors and patterns. This diversity helps them blend into their coral reef home.
|Vibrant yellows from the tropics|
And while these animals highlight predominantly one fall color, we have animals on exhibit that manage to combine these fall colors into amazing displays, much like the woods of New England. The Asian arowana, located in the Ancient Fishes exhibit, demonstrates this perfectly! Large scales on their body fade from brown to orange to gold. And while it only has two main colors, the bi-colored goatfish in the West Wing brings some yellow and red to the party.
|Fall colors on every scale|
|Bi-colored goatfish is ready for the season|
So if you finding yourself craving some fall foliage and are looking for the colors of fall, you can certainly head to the woods of New England. Want to stay a closer to Boston? Come and visit the New England Aquarium and take in the many colors of the season. You can even wear your comfy sweater.
|Blackbelly Rose Fish doing some leaf peeping?|