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.
These sharks can grow up to 6 feet long.
The blue blubber jelly feeds primarily on zooplankton.
An adult frog has a body about 2 inches long.
The broad-shelled turtle can tuck its neck and head under the leading edge of its carapace, or upper shell.
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.
Lures its prey using the tip of its tail as bait.
This species is Maryland's state reptile.
Electric eels can produce up to 600 volts.
They can reach over 6 feet in length.