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  • 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

  • Mallows Bay: An Incidental Paradise

    The largest ghost fleet in the Western Hemisphere lies only 80 miles from the National Aquarium. Over the decades, this relic of America’s wartime resiliency has become a haven for coastal species—and now, it’s being recognized as a National Marine Sanctuary, serving as a model for future habitat restoration in the Chesapeake Bay watershed from the Inner Harbor to beyond. Read More

    Published 11/14/2019

  • 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

  • Spooky Sharks

    Looking for something to thrill you this Hallowmarine—er, we mean, Halloween? Consider these eerie and mysterious sharks. Read More

    Published 10/21/2019

  • How Do Marine Animals Weather Hurricanes?

    Before they make landfall, hurricanes churn over the ocean for days at a time, kicking up gigantic waves and scouring the ocean’s surface with blistering winds. Read More

    Published 10/17/2019

  • Combatting Climate Change with Action

    A UN report released yesterday makes it clear: we must take significant steps to stop the negative impacts of climate change. Read More

    Published 9/26/2019

  • National Estuaries Week: Protecting Our Waterways

    The Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to weaken protections under the Clean Water Act is disappointing, but we remain as committed as eve to improving water quality and watershed health—and you can help! Read More

    Published 9/19/2019

  • Caring For Trafficked and Seized Animals: A Multi-Aquarium Effort!

    When the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service intercepts a shipment of marine animals without proper paperwork, who do they turn to for help? Sometimes, it’s the National Aquarium. Read More

    Published 9/11/2019

  • Water Insecurity: Close to Home

    It’s World Water Week, and people around the globe are being asked to consider the water conservation challenges facing them at home and abroad. Read More

    Published 8/29/2019

  • Student Showcase Celebrates Summer of Learning

    More than 500 students and family members attended the Aquarium’s inaugural Student Showcase event last night, sponsored by T. Rowe Price. Read More

    Published 8/19/2019

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