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  • Look Closer

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    The ocean is our life support system. It covers 72 percent of the Earth, moderates our climate and supplies us with over half the oxygen we need to survive.

    Subscribe to our YouTube channel to learn more about our amazing blue planet and what YOU can do to protect it: http://ow.ly/EGnl1

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    You'll find some of the cutest little ones at the National Aquarium.
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    Our brand-new exhibit, replicating an Indo-Pacific ocean habitat, feature 15 exciting species including blacktip reef sharks, reticulated whiptail rays and ornate wobbegong sharks! It is also the new home for some of our most beloved animals, including our 400 pound green sea turtle Calypso and zebra sharks Zeke and Zoe. Guests can experience this lively reef from many vantage points, including a new floor-to-ceiling pop-out viewing window that allows you to virtually step inside the exhibit.

    It was a long journey to opening day. With animal transports, exhibit demolition, new construction, habitat fabrication as well as the acquisition of new animals, check out our playlist full of behind-the-scenes updates. As our exhibit continues to evolve and grow, stay tuned to our YouTube channel for updates and be sure to check out aqua.org/blacktipreef!
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    • National Aquarium Partners with Dogfish Head Brewery - Duration: 57 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 102 views
      We’re excited to start a new partnership with Dogfish Head Brewery!
    • Celebrating 35 Years: Meet the Sauers! - Duration: 2 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 860 views
      Meet the couple that has been with us since day one.

      On August 8, 1981, the National Aquarium opened its doors to the public. Two incredible members, Robert and Kay Sauers, have been with us since...
    • Shark Week: Behind the Scenes Food Prep - Duration: 6 minutes, 57 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 124 views
      Join Aquarist Katie DiCioccio as she walks us through the daily food preparation for some of our sharks!
    • Shark Week: Ray Target Feeding - Duration: 4 minutes, 52 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 211 views
      Aquarists Emily Anderson and Katie DiCioccio show how they feed our rays and zebra sharks!
    • Shark Week: Feeding Blacktip Reef Sharks - Duration: 6 minutes, 1 second.

      • 1 month ago
      • 388 views
      Aquarists Emily Anderson and Katie DiCioccio show how they feed our blacktip reef sharks!
    • Spotted: Cownose Rays in the Inner Harbor - Duration: 11 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 398 views
      Over the weekend, Aquarium staff spotted a group of cownose rays swimming in the Inner Harbor!
    • Theresa Pierno – The Lifeline of our National Parks - Duration: 1 hour.

      • 2 months ago
      • 74 views
      Theresa Pierno, President and CEO National Parks Conservation Association, shares how clean water gives life to our parks and what their futures hold, as we celebrate the centennial of our National...
    • 48 Days of Blue: Lionfish are Delicious - Duration: 111 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 433 views
      Making a meal of invasive species is a great way to combat them. The lionfish, for example, is a venomous species native to the Indo-Pacific that was introduced to U.S. waters. Here, it has few nat...
    • A Look Back: Opening Living Seashore - Duration: 2 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 3,786 views
      It's the one-year anniversary of our Living Seashore exhibit! Listen to the exhibit's lead curator, Jennie Janssen, describe what it took to open this interactive interpretation of the bustling bea...
    • 48 Days of Blue: Meatless Monday Recipe - Duration: 101 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 282 views
      Check out this exclusive vegetarian recipe from Dogfish Head Brewery's new restaurant, Chesapeake & Maine!
    • 48 Days of Blue: Support Local Farms - Duration: 2 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 198 views
      Get a behind-the-scenes look at a local farm here in Baltimore, One Straw Farms. Every year, One Straw feeds thousands through their community-supported agriculture program!

      To learn more about t...
    • A Feast Fit for a Rain Forest - Duration: 2 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 1,700 views
      Rainforest staff start their day much like a restaurant’s kitchen team: slicing vegetables, chopping fruit and carefully measuring portions.

      With 86 species to feed, it takes an incredible amount...
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