The National Aquarium continues to monitor Baltimore area waterways for a wayward manatee after receiving another report late last week of a manatee sighting in the upper Patapsco River area.
The National Aquarium was joined today by honored guests, esteemed partners, elected officials and supporters from the community to officially unveil the National Aquarium Conservation Center and kick off its celebration of the Baltimore venue’s 30th anniversary year.
After several years of planning, the National Aquarium and the City of Baltimore have installed a floating wetland in the Harbor! This pilot project attempts to investigate the potential of a new harbor restoration approach for habitat and water quality improvement using floating wetlands.
The National Aquarium, in collaboration with Mote Marine Laboratory and Johns Hopkins University, is conducting a comprehensive study designed to ensure that pre- and post- Deepwater Horizon oil spill impact status of Sarasota Bay is documented as rigorously as possible.
Three endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles were escorted from Baltimore to the southern tip of Maryland in a new 2010 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid – the Official Conservation Vehicle of the National Aquarium – and released into the Chesapeake Bay at Point Lookout State Park in Scotland, Maryland. The successful transfer and release marks the first of many animal rescue efforts that will take place as part of an ongoing partnership between the National Aquarium and Chevrolet.
You can’t go far without hearing about the oil spill disaster still unfolding in the Gulf, and it has been deeply disturbing to watch as gallons and gallons of oil are being pushed into that irreplaceable ecosystem each second. As an active member of the Northeast Region Stranding Network we are closely connected to the Federal, State, and local agencies and non-governmental entities responding to this disaster.
National Aquarium staff and volunteers were joined by community members on the beach in Ocean City, Maryland to help “Hastings” the harbor seal with his oceanic return!
National Aquarium leaders, joined by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, theEnvironmental Protection Agency, partners and members of the business community, have unveiled plans for a publically-accessible waterfront park on its property on the Patapsco River.
On Saturday evening the National Aquarium’s Baltimore venue went dark from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in support of Earth Hour, a global event led by the World Wildlife Fund in which millions of Americans turned out their lights for one hour in support of action towards creating a cleaner, safer and more secure future for our planet.
This spring, area top chefs Jesse Sandlin, Bryan Voltaggio and Jill Snyder will headline the National Aquarium’s third installment of Fresh Thoughts: A Sustainable Seafood Dining Series, which celebrates sustainable seafood choices.