• 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

  • A Blue View: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jellies

    These gelatinous animals are more fascinating than you think. To prove it, we’ve collected a few cool facts guaranteed to give you a brand new perspective on jellies: Read More

    Published 5/24/2016

  • A Blue View: Re-creating Baltimore's Wetland Habitat

    When natural shorelines are replaced by manmade structures, valuable ecosystem services can be lost. Read More

    Published 5/17/2016

  • A Blue View: The Electric Eel

    Did you know that the electric eel is not technically an eel at all? Read More

    Published 5/10/2016

  • 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

  • Introducing 48 Days of Blue!

    Did you know? More than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is water. Despite the strong “green” identity of the environmental movement, the majority of our planet is covered in vibrant shades of blue. Read More

    Published 4/22/2016

  • 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

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