April 27, 2018

"Researchers have shown that underground aquifers along the mid-ocean ridge act like natural biological reactors, pulling in cold, oxygenated seawater, and allowing microbes to break down more -- perhaps much more -- refractory carbon than scientists ever believed."


"A new hermit crab species can live in a walking coral's cavity in a reciprocal relationship, replacing the usual marine worm partner, according to a new study."


December 6, 2016

Former owners of these fish released them into the wild, changing the natural eco-system of the area. 

" The fish are red-bellied pacus (Piaractus brachypomus) and are piranha relatives, though their diet is mostly vegetarian. Pacus are popular with aquarium owner...

June 2, 2016

Scientists are studying Urchins for their ability to regenerate, hoping to understand how tissues age in order to prevent cell damage. 


And you can get one here at Tropic Isle! 


May 4, 2016

Discovered by "ROV Deep Discoverer on the Enigma Seamount near the Mariana Trench 2.3 miles beneath the surface"




March 2, 2016

Check out this amazing Swimming Sea Star!


July 23, 2015

It's another beautiful day at Tropic Isle!  Did you hear about the weekend special?  Save $35 off a Vortech Mp 10 ES!  Don't forget to pet me before you leave with your awesome new water-turbine!  The best of the best!

July 10, 2015

A giant shipment of new corals came in this week!  Many varieties and types!   


June 1, 2015

Lizzie came to see me this week!  She is a super-cool girl who told me that her favorite fish is a Snowflake Moray Eel! 



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Tropic Isle Aquarium


1094 Worcester Road

Framingham, MA,  01702

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