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  • Animal Update: Bayley

    Our Animal Care and Welfare team is currently monitoring Bayley’s health closely after she started to display signs of gastro-intestinal distress earlier this week.  Read More

    Published 3/2/2018

  • Introducing the Atlantic Bay Nettle

    Until recently, it was thought that the Chesapeake Bay’s iconic jelly species was an Atlantic sea nettle—but according to recent research, these invertebrates are a separate species from their ocean-based counterparts. Read More

    Published 1/11/2018

  • Chesapeake Bay Watershed

    In celebration of World Water Week, learn about the largest estuary in the United States, and how important it is to people, plants and animals in its watershed.   Read More

    Published 9/2/2017

  • Seasonal Visitors to Maryland: Manatees

    When you think of manatees, you probably think of Florida—but it’s not unusual to find these graceful marine mammals in local waterways during the summer months. Read More

    Published 8/24/2017

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