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Happy Halloween from the National Aquarium!

Published November 01, 2013

From underwater pumpkin carving to themed enrichment (and snacks!), Halloween was celebrated to the fullest throughout the Aquarium today!

Here's a re-cap of some of today's activities:

Halloween-themed enrichment

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Pumpkin carving in Blacktip Reef

In partnership with Discovery and Animal Planet L!VE, we broadcast our first-EVER underwater pumpkin carving from Blacktip Reef online via our Shark Cam! Didn't get a chance to tune in live? Watch the carving here:

We hope everyone is having a safe and fun Halloween! 

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