• A Blue View: Underwater Volcanoes

    From the surface, the ocean appears as a vast and level expanse of water. But miles below lies an intricate landscape of rising mountains, steep valleys, hills, canyons and cliffs—a seascape to rival its terrestrial counterpart. And among it, thousands of volcanoes scatter the seafloor. Read More

    Published 5/3/2016

  • A Blue View: Nudibranchs

    You might not expect a sea slug to be particularly pretty, but nudibranchs—toxic sea slugs—could take the crown in an undersea beauty pageant. Read More

    Published 4/26/2016

  • A Blue View: Making Waves with Baltimore's Water Wheel

    What does it take to collect more than 150 tons of floating trash in less than a year? You might expect the answer to be some kind of futuristic machine, but the truth is, the Inner Harbor’s Water Wheel has accomplished this feat through its combination of old and new technologies. Read More

    Published 4/19/2016

  • A Blue View: Colonial Animals

    Insects today are among the Earth's smallest creatures, but about 300 million years ago, huge bugs were relatively common. The dragonfly-like Meganeura, for example, had the wingspan of a modern-day hawk. Read More

    Published 4/5/2016

  • A Blue View: Colonial Animals

    At first glance, you’d probably guess that a bryozoan (or moss animal) is a single organism. But, in fact, this "animal" is comprised of a colony of smaller organisms that work as a team to create a larger, functional invertebrate. Read More

    Published 3/29/2016

  • Night at the Aquarium

    Our animal residents exhibit different behaviors once all the guests are gone. Read More

    Published 1/21/2016

  • Re-cap: 2015 Shark Tagging

    Every August, the National Aquarium invites the public to join us on shark research out of Ocean City, Maryland! Read More

    Published 9/8/2015

  • Animal Update: Summer Flounder in Atlantic Shelf

    A summer flounder has been added to our Maryland: Mountains to the Sea exhibit! Read More

    Published 7/31/2015

  • A Blue View: A Natural Defense

    Floods, storms, hurricanes and other extreme forms of weather can have dramatic impacts on communities, depleting natural resources, damaging important infrastructure, causing injury and costing money. Read More

    Published 7/28/2015

  • Meet Our Newest Puffin Additions!

    We are excited to announce the arrival of two healthy Atlantic puffin hatchlings! Read More

    Published 7/27/2015

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