Whether they’re finned or scaled, deep-sea swimmers or treetop dwellers, each one of the thousands of animals at the National Aquarium has a unique story to tell.

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Blacktip Reef Shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus)

These sharks can grow up to 6 feet long.

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Blue Blubber Jelly (Catostylus mosaicus)

The blue blubber jelly feeds primarily on zooplankton.

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Blue Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates tinctorius)

An adult frog has a body about 2 inches long.

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Blue-Crowned Motmot (Momotus momota)

These birds nest in burrows that they excavate in the ground

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Broad-Shelled Turtle (Chelodina expansa)

The broad-shelled turtle can tuck its neck and head under the leading edge of its carapace, or upper shell.

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Clearnose Skate (Raja eglanteria)

The clearnose skate is flat and shaped like a rhombus, with a pointed snout, two pectoral fins and a tail ending in two small dorsal fins.

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Death Adder (Acanthophis praelongus)

Lures its prey using the tip of its tail as bait.

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Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin)

This species is Maryland's state reptile.

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Discus (Symphysodon discus)

This fish grows approximately 6 to 8 inches in height and length.

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