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  • Rollin' In The Deep

    For generations, humankind has referred to outer space as the final frontier. But what about the unknown depths of our own planet? Read More

    Published 5/20/2020

  • Gross? Maybe. Fascinating? Definitely!

    The National Aquarium's Jennie Janssen is part of the team that recently published a report about jellyfish's ability to launch venom-filled mucus grenades. Read More

    Published 5/7/2020

  • Sloths: Slow to Move, Quick to Learn

    When you think of sloths, a slow-moving, upside-down, furry tree dweller likely comes to mind. But how about a quick learner that's trained to demonstrate a specific behavior? Read More

    Published 5/6/2020

  • Species Spotlight: Macaws

    Colorful plumage and impressive mimicry skills make macaws some of the most iconic birds in the world. Read on to learn more about them! Read More

    Published 3/19/2020

  • Are Animals Altruistic?

    Across the animal kingdom, creatures of all kinds have been known to lend a hand—pincer, paw or fin—to those in need. Read More

    Published 2/21/2020

  • What’s Love Got to Do With it?

    Our world is filled with mating and courtship strategies—from the astounding to the bizarre, and everything in between. If you thought humans were the only animals that put a lot of effort into their relationships, think again. Read More

    Published 2/10/2020

  • Remembering Calypso

    We’re looking back at Calypso’s incredible life and reflecting on the many ways she impacted the lives of those who knew her best. Read More

    Published 2/7/2020

  • Unintentional Gardeners: Animals as Seed Dispersers

    The last Saturday in January is National Seed Swap Day, a time when gardeners exchange seeds in preparation for spring, but humans aren’t the only animals in the seed-swap game. From the Amazon river basin to the Australian bush, animals have been spreading seeds around their environments for millions of years. Read More

    Published 1/24/2020

  • No Hands? No Problem: Tool Use Among Aquatic Animals

    Aquatic animals are resourceful—just like humans, when they can’t solve a problem, they can look to the world around them ... and fashion tools!   Read More

    Published 1/8/2020

  • Looking Back at 2019: Rescue Recap

    In preparation for the upcoming year’s slate of patients, we’re reflecting on our rescue triumphs of 2019! Read More

    Published 12/20/2019

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