How to renovate the largest aquarium tank in New England

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As the divers carefully lowered themselves into the tank, the sharks in the water below ignored them. It was better than the alternative.

The divers were there to catch the carnivorous fish and load then into a truck, using a method not unlike like taking a goldfish home from the put store.

At this point, they have the choreography of animal-moving down pat. That’s because they’ve been doing it on the scale of Noah’s Ark.

As construction finishes on the New England Aquarium’s $17.3 million renovation of its 200,000-gallon ocean tank, is trucking from Quincy 800 tropical fish, four large sea turtles, a southern ray with a 4½ foot wingspan, and four electric green moray eels. And then there are the penguins.

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