• A Blue View: In The Mud

    Mudflats may appear desolate to the naked eye, but there's a wealth of activity just below the surface. These areas of mud or sandy mud, which line thousands of miles of Chesapeake Bay shoreline, are hiding a rich variety of life. Read More

    Published 6/15/2016

  • Animal Rescue Week: The Rehabilitation

    In honor of the 25th anniversary of our Animal Rescue program, we’re breaking down what it actually takes to rehabilitate the animals in our care: Read More

    Published 6/15/2016

  • The Time Is Right

    I was 17 when I met a dolphin named Spock, the first of many that I’ve known in my lifetime.  Read More

    Published 6/14/2016 by John Racanelli, Chief Executive Officer

  • Animal Rescue Week: Cougar’s Story

    In honor of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Sea Turtle Week, we remember the story of Cougar, a Kemp’s ridley sea turtle and the longest resident in our Animal Rescue program! Read More

    Published 6/13/2016

  • Animal Update: Baby Chromis in Blacktip Reef

    Our 40 spiny chromis were born at the Steinhart Aquarium in their coral reef exhibit, and given to us in October. They went on display in December, and last week we discovered more juveniles! Read More

    Published 6/10/2016

  • Animal Rescue Update: Sea Turtle Week

    In concert with World Sea Turtle Day and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Sea Turtle Week, our Animal Rescue team is set to release two rehabilitated patients at Assateague Island National Seashore next week! Read More

    Published 6/7/2016

  • A Blue View: The Deep

    As land animals, we humans are most familiar with the thin sliver of the ocean along the coast, where we vacation, collect shells and watch the sun rise or set. By contrast, the deep ocean is entirely unfamiliar. We know more about the surface of the moon than we do the bottom of the sea. Read More

    Published 6/7/2016

  • Living Seashore Awarded for Visitor Engagement

    At last week’s annual American Alliance of Museums conference, the National Aquarium was awarded a Special Achievement award for our Living Seashore exhibit!  Read More

    Published 6/3/2016

  • Field Re-cap: Terrapins in the Classroom

    The National Aquarium’s Terrapins in the Classroom program is bringing local Maryland students closer to the Chesapeake Bay. Read More

    Published 6/1/2016

  • A Blue View: Up Close with Shark Teeth

    If there’s one thing sharks are known for, it’s their teeth. Unfortunately, there are a few common misconceptions associated with those choppers—like the belief that most shark teeth resemble those of a great white. Read More

    Published 5/31/2016

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