• 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

  • Looking Back at 2019: Baby Animal Recap

    This year saw a number of exciting new arrivals at the National Aquarium. As we anticipate the arrival of the new year and what’s to come in 2020, let’s take a look back at the adorable baby animals that joined us in 2019!  Read More

    Published 12/12/2019

  • The Bones on Blubber

    Sometimes used as a byword for “fat,” blubber is actually a unique, miracle tissue—with all sorts of fascinating properties.  Read More

    Published 12/4/2019

  • Restoring America’s Reef

    Six miles off the coast of Key West lies an ancient reef. Nearly 10,000 years old, the Florida Reef is one of the largest reefs on the planet. Now, aquarists at the National Aquarium are helping in the race to save it. Read More

    Published 11/27/2019

  • Cold Stunning: Where, How and Why?

    Picture this: You’ve just spent a wonderful, late summer week on Cape Cod, swimming in the ocean and enjoying the sunshine with friends and family. As fall sets in, you know it’s time to head home. You get on the highway, but something strange happens … despite driving for hours, you end up back where you started. You feel sluggish, confused and exhausted. If you were a turtle, you just might be cold-stunned. Read More

    Published 11/22/2019

  • Welcome to the Jelly Jungle

    Deep inside the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) building, the National Aquarium runs a little-known lab. Here we carry out the propagation of jellies, many of which later end up on exhibit in Jellies Invasion. Read on for a peek into the process! Read More

    Published 11/4/2019

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