Watermarks, the National Aquarium's official bi-annual member magazine, gives readers a look behind the scenes at the animals, experts and programs that power the Aquarium's mission to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures. Members look to Watermarks for a deep-dive into the species and projects that make the National Aquarium such a special place, and an insider's perspective on the initiatives and developments that will propel it into the future.
Check out feature stories from past issues here!
Most Recent Summer 2023
Travel along the country's largest estuary, get a new perspective on our Dolphin Discovery exhibit, visit a well-loved patch of Baltimore City forest and follow one sea turtle's journey to the National Aquarium. Keep reading for more!
Past Issue Winter 2022
We're playing the long game, with a look at the long-term commitments we've made to our region, our research and to you as we celebrate another milestone improvement that ensures that the National Aquarium will sustainably meet the future.
Past Issue Summer 2022
We're taking a look at changes and upgrades to our buildings that will ensure a better future for animals, people and the planet, while celebrating the firm foundation laid by a fascinating visionary Baltimorean, and a hands-on assist from members like you!
Past Issue Winter 2021
From the shores of Assateague Island to the waters at our very own piers, take a closer look at the special places and species that shape the National Aquarium's work and mission.
Past Issue Summer 2021
As we celebrate our birthday, join us for a look back on 40 fabulous years and a look forward at some very special species and new arrivals.
Past Issue Winter 2020
A very unusual year included some unique victories including rescued seal success, work along our waterfront and new digital education experiences. Read more!