• 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

    Videographer: David Coffey
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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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    • Watch on the Water: An Evening of Ocean Films - Duration: 35 minutes.

      • 3 months ago
      The National Aquarium Marjorie Lynn Bank Lecture Series in partnership with the International Ocean Film Festival hosted an evening of short films, featuring a Q&A with the Aquarium's Rehabilitatio...
    • Bay, Harbor and Home: Exploring and Restoring Special Places in the Chesapeake - Duration: 1 hour, 34 minutes.

      • 4 months ago
      The Chesapeake Bay watershed is a living storybook revealing over a million years of geological change within its shores. The Bay's historical importance is as diverse and critical as the unique ha...
    • Nadia Nazar - Zero Hour - Duration: 48 minutes.

      • 5 months ago
      In July 2019 Nadia Nazar spoke at the National Aquarium as part of the Marjorie Lynn Bank lecture series. Nadia is the co-founder and art director for Zero Hour, a student-led coalition that amplif...
    • Céline Cousteau - Tribes on the Edge - Duration: 41 minutes.

      • 6 months ago
      In April 2019, Céline Cousteau shared with us her new documentary film, “Tribes on the Edge.” She was accompanied by Beto Marubo from the Vale do Javari in the Brazilian Amazon. To learn more about...
    • National Aquarium: Terrapins in the Classroom - Duration: 106 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      Every year, 44 schools across the state of Maryland take part in the National Aquarium's Terrapins in the Classroom program. Each classroom takes care of a terrapin throughout the school year, rele...
    • Cold-Stunned, Part 4: Release - Duration: 4 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      When rescued sea turtles are ready to return to the ocean after months in rehabilitation at the National Aquarium, it’s a bittersweet—but endlessly rewarding—moment for teams that worked tirelessly...
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    • Nature for All: A Dialogue About Diversity in Conservation - Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes.

      • 10 months ago
      An esteemed panel of conservation trailblazers share their insights and inspiration, reflecting on challenges, trends and progress in the field.
    • Cold-Stunned, Part 3: Recovery - Duration: 2 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      For Aquarium staff and volunteers, getting rescued sea turtles on the road to recovery is a lengthy and challenging, but ultimately rewarding, process.

      National Aquarium Husbandry Aide Emily Smith...
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    • Cold-Stunned, Part 2: Rehab - Duration: 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      A cold-stunned sea turtle can be suffering from pneumonia, respiratory infections and even bone lesions when arriving in our care.

      It’s our team’s duty to diagnose, then treat, any combination of ...
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    • Cold-Stunned, Part 1: Rescue - Duration: 3 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Every year, when cold weather starts to hit the East Coast, hundreds of endangered, cold-stunned sea turtles wash ashore in Cape Cod Bay.

      We work with conservation partners to rescue these strande...
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    • Animal Rescue - Second Chances - Duration: 2 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      For many of our rescue animals, the journey from rehabilitation to release wouldn't be possible without the tireless dedication of our staff. Rehabilitation Manager Kate Shaffer represents the hear...
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    • Dolphin Sanctuary - Unique Individuals - Duration: 114 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Caring for each of the dolphins at the National Aquarium is no ordinary job. Each dolphin has its own set of unique personality traits and learning style, so our marine mammal staff works to develo...
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