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A Blue View: Floating Forests

Elegantly tangled at the ocean’s edge, mangroves provide a protective home for a variety of animals. These floating forests use bacteria to break down organic matter and energy from fallen leaves and branches, releasing important nutrients into the water.

Published April 07, 2015

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Baby striped burrfish Animal Update: Baby Striped Burrfish

The National Aquarium is now caring for three baby striped burrfish!

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Cold-stunned turtle patient Animal Rescue Update: Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles

The 32 cold-stunned rescue sea turtles in the National Aquarium’s care are improving after a few weeks under the watchful eyes of our staff.

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