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  • 6/27/2011

    National Aquarium Celebrates Turtle Release

    On Sunday, June 26, a group of rehabilitated Kemp’s ridley sea turtles were released into the Chesapeake Bay at Point Lookout State Park in Scotland, Maryland. The public gathered on the beach to join in the festivities.

    Animal Rescue Release
  • 6/13/2011

    National Aquarium Honored with Maryland Green Registry Leadership Award

    The National Aquarium was one of five organizations to receive the second-annual Maryland Green Registry Leadership Award.

  • 5/9/2011

    It’s the Season for Seals

    Spring is here, and that means thoughts of warm weather, the beach, and vacations are in the air! But for the Aquarium’s Animal Rescue program, spring is the season for seals. Thanks to the dedication of Animal Rescue staff and volunteers, two grey seals were admitted for rehabilitation in March.

    Guinness Animal Rescue
  • 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.

    Lionfish
  • 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 Animal Rescue team is doing its part to give rescued animals a warm place to recover this holiday season.

    National Aquarium - Animal 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.

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