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Most Marylanders didn’t know what to think when the ground started shaking on August 23, 2011, the result of a 5.8-magnitude earthquak...
Our new puffin chick, Penne, is the first chick to puffin parents Virgo and Staypuft. Penne hatched on July 6th after an incubation period ...
A nautilus, along with the cuttlefish, squid, and octopus, are all cephalopods, meaning "head-foot," so named because the feet (tentacles) ...
Unlike those of most animals, the cross-section of a seahorse tail is shaped like a square prism rather than the usual cylinder. Their skele...
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These teeth weren’t made for chewing. The great white might be known for its mouthful of chompers—a...
Did you know? This shark is named for the short, venomous “horn” on its dorsal fin, which they use for protection.
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Bryozoans can be beautiful, often existing in the form of lacey or fan-like colonies sometimes mistaken fo...
Image via Flickr user Elias Levy
What better time to separate fact from fiction than during Shark Week? Put your shark knowledge to the tes...
While wild puffins nest in holes in the ground and in rocky crevices, the puffins here at the Aquarium nest in specially-constructed breedi...
Undeniably, seahorse dads are some of the best out there. In many animal species, the mother takes on the primary childcare role;...