• 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
    Producer: Chris Mattle Show less
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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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    • Céline Cousteau - Tribes on the Edge - Duration: 41 minutes.

      • 1 week 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.

      • 2 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.

      • 3 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...
    • Nature for All: A Dialogue About Diversity in Conservation - Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes.

      • 4 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.

      • 5 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...
    • Cold-Stunned, Part 2: Rehab - Duration: 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 6 months 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 ...
    • Cold-Stunned, Part 1: Rescue - Duration: 3 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 7 months 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...
    • Animal Rescue - Second Chances - Duration: 2 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 7 months 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.

      • 7 months 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...
    • Dolphin Sanctuary - A Future Home - Duration: 2 minutes, 40 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      To date, we have visited more than 30 sites in Florida and the Caribbean in search of the future home for our dolphin sanctuary. Members of our leadership and the marine mammal team continue to mak...
    • Dolphin Sanctuary - Building Resiliency - Duration: 2 minutes, 11 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      Our current work to prepare our dolphins for a new life in their future seaside sanctuary is focused on building resiliency. Expert staff are working to introduce our colony of dolphins to many of ...
    • Dolphin Sanctuary - Building Strong Bonds - Duration: 111 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      Providing care for the dolphins at the National Aquarium goes beyond beyond analyzing tests and diagnostics. It requires a close, meaningful bond between our Animal Care team and the animals they w...
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