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  • 2/14/2011

    Now on the Fresh Thoughts Menu: The Invasive Red Lionfish

    The National Aquarium is excited to introduce the Fresh Thoughts: Sustainable Seafood Dining Series at its Washington D.C. venue this March. This new series will celebrate sensible and scrumptious seafood choices with the help of renowned Washington DC chefs.

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  • 12/21/2010

    National Aquarium, Washington Delivers Over 6,000 Shark Conservation Letters to NOAA Fisheries

    Save the sharks is the message in the nation’s capital this week as thousands of letters collected from visitors to the National Aquarium, Washington were personally delivered in sacks by syndicated cartoonist and Aquarium partner Jim Toomey to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries (NOAA) Assistant Administrator Eric Schwaab.

    National Aquarium - Shark Letters
  • 12/15/2010

    Rescued Sea Turtles Given a Warm Home for the Holidays

    It’s the season of giving, and the National Aquarium’s Marine Animal Rescue Program is doing its part to give rescued animals a warm place to recover this holiday season.

    National Aquarium - MARP Rescue
  • 11/2/2010

    National Aquarium Searches for Florida Manatee

    The National Aquarium continues to monitor Baltimore area waterways for a wayward manatee after receiving another report late last week of a manatee sighting in the upper Patapsco River area.

    National Aquarium - Manatee Search
  • 9/2/2010

    National Aquarium Launches Conservation Center

    The National Aquarium was joined today by honored guests, esteemed partners, elected officials and supporters from the community to officially unveil the National Aquarium Conservation Center and kick off its celebration of the Baltimore venue’s 30th anniversary year.

  • 8/11/2010

    Hope Floats in Baltimore’s Harbor

    After several years of planning, the National Aquarium and the City of Baltimore have installed a floating wetland in the Harbor! This pilot project attempts to investigate the potential of a new harbor restoration approach for habitat and water quality improvement using floating wetlands.

    National Aquarium - Floating Wetlands
  • 7/13/2010

    National Aquarium Initiates Natural Resource Damage Assessment for Sarasota Bay Ecosystem

    The National Aquarium, in collaboration with Mote Marine Laboratory and Johns Hopkins University, is conducting a comprehensive study designed to ensure that pre- and post- Deepwater Horizon oil spill impact status of Sarasota Bay is documented as rigorously as possible.

  • 6/22/2010

    Chevrolet signs as Aquarium’s Official Conservation Vehicle, helps return turtles to sea

    Three endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles were escorted from Baltimore to the southern tip of Maryland in a new 2010 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid – the Official Conservation Vehicle of the National Aquarium – and released into the Chesapeake Bay at Point Lookout State Park in Scotland, Maryland. The successful transfer and release marks the first of many animal rescue efforts that will take place as part of an ongoing partnership between the National Aquarium and Chevrolet.

    National Aquarium - Chevy Partnership
  • 6/17/2010

    National Aquarium’s Commitment to Oil Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico

    You can’t go far without hearing about the oil spill disaster still unfolding in the Gulf, and it has been deeply disturbing to watch as gallons and gallons of oil are being pushed into that irreplaceable ecosystem each second. As an active member of the Northeast Region Stranding Network we are closely connected to the Federal, State, and local agencies and non-governmental entities responding to this disaster.

  • 5/14/2010

    Hastings the Seal Returns to Sea

    National Aquarium staff and volunteers were joined by community members on the beach in Ocean City, Maryland to help “Hastings” the harbor seal with his oceanic return!

    National Aquarium - Hastings MARP rescue

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