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Lily’s energy level has increased significantly over the last few weeks. Our team has been busy offering her a variety of enrichment...
Do you have a favorite ocean oddity?
It is difficult to pick just one! So many marine organisms have amazing capabilities or unusual strateg...
That’s exactly how Charles Darwin referred to the marine iguana while studying the species for its impressive ability to adapt to its ...
Currently, the biggest threat to our nation’s water is contaminated runoff from yards, farms, roadways and construction sites, otherwi...
Why is it so important to study the past history of our oceans? How does this fuel your passion for ocean exploration?
I like to read early...
1. They’re also called sea cows.
Who couldn’t love an animal known as a sea cow?
2. They share our love of food.
Manatees are vo...
This species is known for its ability to inflate with water. While inflated, the fish is covered in protruding sharp spines. Porcupinefish ...
So far, we’ve documented 18 different species visiting the existing biohuts, including grass shrimp, blue crabs, American eels, sea ne...
Inspired by the water mills of Baltimore’s industrial past, the Water Wheel harnesses the power of the Jones Falls River to turn the w...
Earth was a different place 150 million years ago. The continents were drifting, the earliest flowers were just beginning to evolve and dino...