National Aquarium Animal Rescue
Since 1991, the National Aquarium Animal Rescue Program has been responsible for responding to stranded marine mammals and sea turtles along the Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia) Peninsula, primarily along the nearly 7,000 miles of Maryland coast.
The National Aquarium Animal Rescue Program has successfully rescued, treated, and returned over 100 animals to their natural habitats. Every animal has a story, and it is our responsibility to tell their stories.
Many of the animals that are admitted for rehabilitation have been impacted by humans, and are ambassadors of ocean health. The triumph of returning a healthy animal to the wild is the reason that Animal Rescue volunteers have dedicated tens of thousands of hours since Animal Rescue’s inception. Learn more about the important work being done by the National Aquarium Animal Rescue program here.
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