Behind the scenes at Adventure Aquarium during inclement weather conditions

On days like today, when your natural instinct is to crawl back into bed and hide under the covers, Adventure Aquarium’s team of dedicated biologists brave the snow and ice to take care of our more than 8,500 animals who depend on these diligent keepers to feed and watch over them!

Heading out to a snow-covered Penguin Island

Heading out to a snow-covered Penguin Island

Biologist Kate Budion feeds African penguins behind Penguin Island

Biologist Kate Budion feeds African penguins inside Penguin Island

Because penguins are fed multiple times a day, our Birds and Mammals team must stick it out through the day to feed them – once in the morning, and again in the afternoon.

Feeding juvenile penguins Pumpkin and Patch

Penguins, including juvenile penguin Pumpkin look forward to mealtime

Extra care must be taken with our penguin chicks, who depend on a little more care than the adult penguins. During extreme weather conditions, it’s not unheard of for a biologist to actually take a chick home with them!

The show must go on! For biologists like our Fish & Inverts team, inclement weather days mean the same normal feed schedule.

The show must go on! For biologists like our Fish & Inverts team, inclement weather days mean the same normal feed schedule.

Broadcast feed for Ocean Realm’s fish, sharks, rays and turtles

The team heads to the top of Ocean Realm to feed our massive Green and Loggerhead sea turtles.

The team heads to the top of Ocean Realm to feed our massive Green and Loggerhead sea turtles.

Feeding Turtles3

Our Green sea turtle enjoys some delicious gel food

Biologist Liz Hann gets ready to pole feed Bob a head of lettuce.

Biologist Liz Hann gets ready to pole feed Bob a head of lettuce.

Bob needs her food!

Bob needs her food!

Yummmm…snow day lettuce

Our Fish & Inverts team prepares capelin for a broadcast feed, ensuring that the rest of the inhabitants of Ocean Realm meet their dietary demands for the day.

Our Fish & Inverts team prepares capelin for a broadcast feed, ensuring that the rest of the inhabitants of Ocean Realm meet their dietary demands for the day.

We’re all so grateful for the men and women who trudge through such awful weather conditions to ensure the safety of our finned and furry friends!

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