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Getting the view from inside aquarium’s tank

Visitors can chat, and see from a diver’s-eye perspective, at the redone New England Aquarium Tank

When Chris Bauernfeind joined the New England Aquarium staff in 2005 as a diver in the aquarium’s Giant Ocean Tank, one of the things he most looked forward to about the job was the relative silence and feeling of isolation beneath the water.

Little did Bauernfeind know that the future of tank diving was in being sociable, not solitary.

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