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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Humpback whale Help Preserve the Endangered Species Act

The Endangered Species Act has supported work that has prevented the extinction of 99 percent of the species it has protected. That work is now under threat.

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Atlantic puffin chick born at the National Aquarium Meet Our Trio of Puffin Chicks!

We are excited to welcome three new Atlantic puffin chicks to our Sea Cliffs exhibit!

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