Aquarium marks Halloween with underwater jack-o’-lanterns

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In this photo released by New England Aquarium, fish swim around carved pumpkins among coral reefs in the aquarium’s 225,000-gallon ocean tank Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, in Boston. (New England Aquarium via AP)

BOSTON (AP) — The New England Aquarium is putting some fright into its sea life by adding underwater jack-o’-lanterns to celebrate Halloween.

Aquarium divers on Friday placed carved pumpkins among the coral reefs of the 225,000-gallon giant ocean tank.

The big question: Will the vegetable-loving, 560-pound Myrtle the Turtle decide to snack on the jack-o’-lanterns?

Myrtle the 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 them, including a moray eel, barracudas and sting rays, are known for looking scary all year-round.

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