Conservation Events

Masonville Cove Living Shoreline Planting: Friday May 9th & Saturday May 10th, 2014

Virginia Beach Sand Dune Restoration: Friday May 16th & Saturday May 17th, 2014

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Fresh Thoughts Dinners

Fresh Thoughts

National Aquarium's Fresh Thoughts sustainable seafood dining series not only offers a delicious evening out, it's also a way to increase your understanding of sustainable seafood practices.

Upcoming Events:

May 18, more details TBA

Barren Island

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Learn About Barren Island

Barren Island is one of the few remaining islands in the Bay, and it has been eroding at a rapid rate. Through our conservation efforts, it is once again thriving.

Blackwater Wildlife Refuge

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Learn About Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

The Aquarium Conservation Team (ACT!) has worked in this refuge since 2003, restoring wetland habitat and planting trees.

Explore the Aquatic World

Blue View

Listen to the Latest Broadcast

A Blue View is a weekly perspective on the life aquatic, hosted by National Aquarium CEO John Racanelli.

Chesapeake Bay

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Learn About Our Efforts in the Bay

The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States and one of the largest in the entire world.

Costa Rica

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Learn About Our Costa Rica Initiatives

Sea turtles and rain forests are disappearing at a rapid rate. The Aquarium is working with partners in Costa Rica to protect them.

Cove Point

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Learn About Cove Point

The American beachgrass and wetland grasses planted by several hundred local students and volunteers is already showing great progress!

Dolphin Count

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Dolphin Count Results are In!

Click here to read the results

Eastern Neck Refuge

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Learn About Eastern Neck

Since 2000, we have restored more than 12 acres of wetland habitat at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge.

Floating Wetland Island

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Learn About the Floating Wetland

The Aquarium launched a floating wetland island into Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

Fort McHenry

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Learn About Our Work at Fort McHenry 

Since the National Aquarium took over stewardship of this marsh in 1999, volunteers have helped us collect nearly 600,000 pieces of debris!

Indian Head

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Learn About Our Work at Indian Head

See how planting a variety of Chesapeake Bay native wetland grasses, trees, and shrubs along the water's edge help stabilize the area.

Loggerhead Turtle Program

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Learn About the Loggerhead Program

The National Aquarium participates in a loggerhead early-rehabilitation program, which gives baby sea turtles a better chance at survival.

Masonville Cove

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Learn About Masonville Cove

Discover how planting native shrubs along 2 acres of restored wetland will help revitalize the Baltimore Harbor and create valuable aquatic habitat right here in Baltimore City.

Nassawango Creek Preserve

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See What We're Doing at Nassawango

Nassawango Creek Preserve is home to 60 species of migratory birds and a number of rare plant species.

Poplar Island

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Learn About Poplar Island

Once a thriving 1,000-acre community, the island fell victim to erosion and was reduced to just 4 acres. The Aquarium is leading the effort to restore this island, one of the last remaining in the Bay.

Rain Forests & Reefs

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Learn About Our Efforts to Preserve Rain Forests and Coral Reefs

Tropical rain forests and coral reefs are some of the most productive and diverse ecosystems on our planet.

What's in your crabcake?

Blue Crab

Learn About Seafood Labeling

According to a recent study by Oceana, 33% of the seafood purchased in the United States is mislabeled.

Shark Tagging

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Join Us on the Boat!

Voted Baltimore Magazine's Best Adventure in 2010! Tagging sharks provides scientists with information on stock identity, migration and abundance, age and growth, mortality, and behavior.

Terrapins in the Classroom

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Learn About Terrapins in the Classroom

Participating classes receive diamondback terrapin hatchlings to care for, study, and then release back into the wild.

Virginia Beach

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Learn About Dune Restoration

The beach's stability has been compromised due to storms such as Hurricane Isabel.

Wetland Nursery Program

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Learn About the Wetland Nursery Program

Students build a nursery pond on school grounds and raise wetland plants onsite. At the end of the school year, they transplant them to one of our wetland restoration sites.