National Aquarium
  • 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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    • Shark Tagging for the Ocean Health - Duration: 2 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Andrew Pulver, Curator of the Animal Care Center and Marine Operations, shares how tagging can help us protect shark populations and preserve ocean habitats.
    • Phil Renaud - Coral Reefs Through the Lens: A Living Oceans Foundation Presentation - Duration: 1 hour, 12 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      Phil Renaud will take you on a tour of the world, showcasing magnificent coral reefs, informing you of their relevance and why you should care, and demonstrating the Foundation’s creative use of fi...
    • Jill Jonnes - Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape - Duration: 56 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      Baltimore resident Jill Jonnes discusses the history of the tree in American cities over the course of the past two centuries.
    • A Look Back: Read to Reef's First Year - Duration: 74 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      Last February, the Aquarium kicked off a partnership program with the Enoch Pratt Free Library that gives local readers the opportunity to learn more about our ocean and earn a free visit to the Na...
    • Terrapins in the Classroom: Meet the Hatchlings! - Duration: 106 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      In the coming weeks, 51 diamond terrapin hatchlings will start the school year at 44 schools in nine counties across the state of Maryland as part of the Terrapins in the Classroom program!
    • Meet Our Pufflings! - Duration: 48 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      Two Atlantic puffins, Ziti and Valentine, were born in July of 2016 in our Sea Cliffs exhibit. See what our latest puffling additions have been up to since they hatched!
    • National Aquarium Partners with Dogfish Head Brewery - Duration: 57 seconds.

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

      • 3 months ago
      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.

      • 5 months ago
      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.

      • 5 months ago
      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.

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

      • 5 months ago
      Over the weekend, Aquarium staff spotted a group of cownose rays swimming in the Inner Harbor!
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