Conservation Initiatives

Conservation Events

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Blue View

Explore the Aquatic World

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

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National Aquarium - Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay

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

Learn About Our Efforts in the Bay

National Aquarium – Conservation Events

Cove Point

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

Learn About Cove Point

National Aquarium – Conservation Events

Dolphin Count Results are In!

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National Aquarium – Conservation Events

Eastern Neck Refuge

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

Learn About Eastern Neck

National Aquarium - Floating Wetlands

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

Learn About the Floating Wetland

National Aquarium – Conservation Events

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!

Learn About Our Work at Fort McHenry 

National Aquarium - Loggerhead Initiative

Loggerhead Turtle Program

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

Learn About the Loggerhead Program

National Aquarium - Masonville Cove

Masonville Cove

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.

National Aquarium – Conservation Events

Nassawango Creek Preserve

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

See What We're Doing at Nassawango

National Aquarium – Conservation Events

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.

Learn About Poplar Island

Blue Crab

What's in Your Crab Cake?

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

Learn About Seafood Labeling

National Aquarium – Conservation Events

Shark Tagging

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.

Join Us on the Boat!

National Aquarium - Diamondback Terrapin

Terrapins in the Classroom

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

Learn About Terrapins in the Classroom

National Aquarium – Conservation Events

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

Learn About Dune Restoration

National Aquarium - Wetland Nursery

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.

Learn About the Wetland Nursery Program