Animal Updates - March 16

Published March 16, 2012

Between our Baltimore and Washington, DC, venues, more than 17,500 animals representing 900 species call the National Aquarium home. There are constant changes, additions, and more going on behind the scenes that our guests may not notice during their visit. We want to share these fun updates with our community so we're bringing them to you in our weekly Animal Update posts! You'll notice in this week's update that we've changed the format and design a little. We'll now be adding labels so you can easily identify what venue the animal update is coming from! We love to hear feedback--please let us know how you like the new format! Check our WATERlog blog every Friday to find out what's going on... here's what's happening this week!

Scrawled Filefish A beautiful scrawled filefish has been added to the Gray's Reef exhibit.

Bucktooth Tetras A total of 29 new bucktooth tetras have been added to the Piranha exhibit.

Be sure to check back every Friday to find out what's happening!

Now that we've shared this week's Animal Updates, we wanted to share some other news!  If you haven't seen, we announced some BIG news this week: we launched a beautifully redesigned Aqua.org! One of the very exciting features of this new website is our wonderfully detailed animal pages! The main Animals page will now give you the opportunity to explore our animals (from both Baltimore and Washington, DC) like never before. Explore by venue, color, exhibit, geography, characteristics, and more!

On specific animal pages you can explore even further. Each animal has various photos, facts, and sometimes videos; plus, many have a special note from the animal's Aquarium caretaker!

So please explore the new Aqua.org, especially the new Animals section! And remember, be sure to check back here every Friday to find out what's happening!
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