Halloween celebrated with underwater gourds

BOSTON (AP) — The staff at the New England Aquarium in Boston is scaring up a frightening Halloween for its sea life.

Aquarium divers on Friday are placing carved pumpkins among the coral reefs of the 225,000-gallon Giant Ocean Tank.

The big question is will 560-pound Myrtle the Turtle, who loves vegetables, decide to snack on the Jack O’ Lanterns?

Myrtle, a green sea turtle has been at the aquarium since 1970, and is the star of the four-story central exhibit. She shares the tank with more than 1,000 other sea creatures, some of which are scary looking all year round, including a moray eel, barracudas and sting rays.

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